Blessed Guillaume-Joseph Chaminade

Died aged c. 89

Guillaume-Joseph Chaminade, SM (also known as William Joseph Chaminade; Périgueux, 8 April 1761 – Bordeaux, 22 January 1850) was a French Catholic priest who survived persecution during the French Revolution and later founded the Society of Mary, usually called the Marianists, in 1817. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 3 September 2000 his feast day is celebrated on 22 January. The Marianist Family's other three branches — the religious sisters known as the Daughters of Mary Immaculate, the married and single men and women of the Marianist Lay Communities, and the consecrated laywomen of the Alliance Mariale — also look to Chaminade as a founder or inspiration.

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Maison Chaminade Le Père G.J. Chaminade Fondateur de la famille marianiste né à Périgueux en 1761 y vecut à partir de 1804 et y mourût le 22 janvier 1850

English translation: Maison Chaminade Le Père G.J. Chaminade Founder of the marianist family born in Périgueux in 1761 vecut there from 1804 and died there on 22 Jan. 1850 [AWS Translate]

7, Rue Canihac , Bordeaux, France where they lived (1804-1850) and died (1850)