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Joseph Marmion 1858-1923

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Born in Dublin. He was a Benedictine monk whose mission was to bring God to people and people to God. He studied at Clonliffe College Dublin and the Irish College in Rome and was ordained in 1881. He spent a year in Dundrum, County Dublin, as a curate and then was appointed Professor of Philosophy at Clonliffe. The lure of a contemplative life took him to the Benedictines in Maredsous in Belgium and he was professed as Dom Columba marmon.jpg (35923 bytes)in 1891. Three of his books have become classics – Le Christ, Vie de l’âme, Le Christ dans ses mystères and Le Christ, idéal du moine – and they have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He was beatified on September 3rd 2000 by Pope John Paul II in Rome. He is buried  in Southern Belgium.

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