From the Archives: St Claude La Colombiere

POST BY RSomerset

Portrait picture of St Claude
St Claude La Colombiere SJ

As this week sees the relics of St Claude La Colombiere SJ and St Margaret Mary Alacoque visiting Farm Street Church it seemed appropriate to share what the Jesuits in Britain Archives holds in relation to this Jesuit. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange to view these items.


The antiquarian book collection contains 6 volumes of “Sermons prêchez devant Son Altesse Roiale madame la duchesse d'York, par le R. P. Claude La Colombiere, de la Compagnie de Jesus. Nouvelle Edition, misse en meilleur francois” which date to 1757.


There are also numerous relics for St Claude La Colombiere SJ, and a few for St Margaret Mary Alacoque in the collection. Some examples along with authentication papers are shown here:

Authentication paper with a relic and a picture of St Claude

Envelope with typed description, small relic wrapped in paper and picture of St Claude

Authentication paper with a small relic