6a The Bugey in winter

The Marist missions were possible only during the harsh months of the Bugey winters when farmers and their stock were housebound.  Fr Colin and his confreres were often housed in deserted, run-down presbyteries and preached their missions in unheated churches. In such conditions Fr Colin was to say 'never was life so difficult, yet never were we happier.'

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Bugey in winter: Innimont

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