Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Happy Birthday Bishop!

It was today in 1627 that Bishop Jacques-Benigne Bossuet was born. One of the greatest preachers of his day and one of the great Catholic defenders of Christian monarchy. If only there were someone like him around today (if only France had someone like King Louis XIV to employ him).


  1. Happy Birthday Very exciting to see this man being taken into consideration!

  2. His apologetics book / history inspired Everlasting Man, by Chesterton.

    And thus, of course, all readers and indirect readers of Chesterton (I am both, indirectly via at least CSL and JRRT).

    You might enjoy the comparisons I here make between XVI and XXth C. also featuring XIIIth:

    Assorted retorts from yahoo boards and elsewhere : Someone Considered Me Psychotic, Because I Know Cultural History of Early XX C. Better than He


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