Biography progress

From Rome Fr Justin Taylor SM continues work on the official biography of Marist Founder, Jean-Claude Colin. The book will comprise four sections, two of which are almost complete. Fr Justin reports:

'I'm at present writing chapter 12, which ends with the election of Fr Colin as superior general on 24 September 1836. That will also conclude part 2 of the biography. Part 3 will deal with the period 1836 to 1854, when Jean-Claude Colin was superior general of the Society of Mary.'

Part 1 of the biography is available on this web site, however subsequent sections will not be released until the completion of the whole book.

 

Part 1: Formative Years (1790-1823)

Introduction

Chapter 1. Saint-Bonnet-le-Troncy (1790-1804): Childhood

Chapter 2. Saint-Jodard, Alix, Verrières (1804-1813): Education

Chapter 3. Saint-Irénée (1813-1816): Priesthood and the Society of Mary

Chapter 4. Cerdon (1816-1825)

Chapter 5. The Cerdon rule

Chapter 6. Attempts to establish the Society of Mary (1816-1823)


Part 2: Reluctant leader (1823-36)

Chapter 7. The Society of Mary begins (1823-1825)

Chapter 8. Mission preacher in the Bugey (1825-1829)

Chapter 9. The eclipse of Courveille (1826 and after)

Chapter 10. School principal and 'Centre of unity' (1829-1831)

Chapter 11. 

Chapter 12. ...ends with the election of Fr Colin as superior general on 24 September 1836

  

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Fr Justin Taylor at work on the biography in Rome where he will be working until June. 

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Posted: Mar 13, 2014
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