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William Joseph Chaminade

William Joseph Chaminade Biography

Religious Leader


ABOUT
French Catholic priest who survived persecution during the French Revolution and founded the Society of Mary in 1817.
BEFORE FAME
He entered a minor seminary in Mussidan when he was ten years old.

FAMILY LIFE
Three of his brothers were also priests.
ASSOCIATED WITH
He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 2000.
TRIVIA
He became an enemy of the French Revolution when he refused to take an oath affirming the Revolution's secular values and disclaiming the authority of the Roman Catholic Church.

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