St. Marcellin Champagnat

St. Marcellin Champagnat Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 06/06


Also Known As

Marcelino
 

Memorial
    6 June

Profile
    Entered the seminary at age 16. Student with Saint John Marie Vianney. Priest in 1816. Founded the Little Brothers of Mary (Marists) in 1817 mainly involving boys in their late teens with a great devotion of Our Lady who wanted to teach and help bring the Word to other young men. Today there are about 5,000 Marist Brothers in 72 countries; their slogan A Heart Without Borders.

Born
    20 May 1789 at Hameau du Rosey, Lyon, France

Died
    6 June 1840 of natural causes

Venerable
    22 June 1920 by Pope Benedict XV

Beatified
    29 May 1955 by Venerable Pope Pius XII; the investigation included the October 1939 cure of Mrs Georgina Grondin from a malignant tumor in Waterville, Maine, USA, and the 12 November 1941 cure of John Ranaivo from cerebrospinal meningitis, in Antsirabe, Madagascar

Canonized
    18 April 1999 by Pope John Paul II; the investigation include the July 1976 cure of Brother Heriberto Weber Nellessen, in Montevideo, Uruguay



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