St. Claude la Colombiere, St. Sigfrid, St. Walfrid
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St. Claude la Colombiere
This is a special day for the
Jesuits, who claim today's saint as one of their own. It's also a special day for people who have a
special devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus a devotion Claude la Colombiere promoted, along with
his friend and spiritual companion, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. The emphasis on God's love for all
was an antidote to the rigorous moralism of the Jansenists, who were popular at the
Claude showed remarkable preaching skills long before his ordination in 1675.
Two months later he was made superior of a small Jesuit residence in Burgundy. It was there he first
encountered Margaret Mary Alacoque. For many years after he served as her
He was next sent to England to serve as confessor to the Duchess of York. He preached by both
words and by the example of his holy life, converting a number of Protestants. Tensions arose
against Catholics and Claude, rumored to be part of a plot against the king, was imprisoned. He was
ultimately banished, but by then his health had been ruined.
He died in 1682. Pope John Paul the Second canonized Claude
la Colombière in 1992.
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