2020-05-29 GENERAL HOUSE

29 May: Anniversary of the beatification of Marcellin Champagnat

Marcellin Champagnat, our founder, was beatified in St Peter’s Square on 29 May 1955. The course which led to his beatification and then to his canonisation (18 April 1999) started forty-six years after his death. The diocesan process lasted five years, then in 1896, Pope Leo XIII signed the decree for introducing his cause; it was then that Champagnat became «venerable». Fifty-nine years later, on the solemnity of Pentecost, he was beatified at a ceremony presided over by Cardinal Tedeschini.

Here you can read other details about that event.

Marcellin Champagnat was canonized on 18 April 1999.


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