St Claude de la Colombiere SJ

The organisers of the visit of the relics of St Claude La Colombiere and St Margaret Mary have recruited a team of over forty missionaries to accompany the relics and evangelize during the five day Sacred Heart of Mercy mission 9th-13th November.The visit is the initiative of the Emmanuel Community – an international Catholic community founded at Paray-le-Monial in France in 1972.  Their London chapter, based at Our Lady of Victories Kensington, is collaborating with the Jesuits at...
Reliquary of St Margaret Mary
Farm Street Church will welcome  the relics of St Claude La Colombiere SJ and St Margaret Mary to London with a solemn Mass to be celebrated by Bishop John Wilson at 6pm on Wednesday 9th November.  The visit, which runs from 9th-13th November, will include street processions and Masses at Our Lady of Victories Kensington, St Patricks Soho Square and Tyburn Convent.   Further details will be published in due course.St Claude, who died in 1682 aged 41, is considered a local...
St Claude de la Colombiere SJ 1641-1682
There are more illustrious Jesuit saints than Claude de la Colombiere SJ, the gentle Frenchman who was the spiritual director and “perfect friend” of St Margaret Mary Alacoque, but Claude’s legacy is as valuable as any of theirs. Like Margaret Mary, he is forever associated with the devotion to the Heart of Christ while it is less well-known that, for several years, he lived and ministered in London at the royal Court of St. James in Westminster; and the suffering he endured there, in a context...