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The year 2007 marked the centenary of the death of Père Marie-Antoine de Lavaur (born Léon Clergue), Capuchin missionary. He passed away the 8th February 1907 at the grand age of 82. Even before his fortieth year he was nicknamed the Saint of Toulouse. The year 2020 is marked by the publication of Father Marie-Antoine decree on heroic virtues with the autorization of Pope Francis, preparing the way for beatification.
The Memorial Association of Père Marie-Antoine (APMA) was founded to organise the jubilee year, publicise his personage and promote the cause of his beatification.
For those who wish to join us, exchange or obtain information or make a donation you can:
Contribute to the Internet Forum of the association (by clicking on the icon in the menu bar)
Write directly to the association at: APMA, 12 rue du Sénéchal, 31000 Toulouse, FRANCE
Send an e-mail to the President of the Association (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The corporal remains of Père Marie-Antoine lie in the Chapel of the Capuchin Convent, which he founded in 1861, at 33 avenue Jean Rieux in Toulouse, nowadays the Carmelite Convent. His tomb is the subject of constant popular devotion and the Chapel is open from 8am until 9pm every day.
The cause for the beatification of this Servant of God was initiated in 1928 by Cardinal Saliège, archbishop of Toulouse and Monsigneur Cézerac, archbishop of Albi, Castres and Lavaur. The cause was re-opened in July 2008 after the intervention of Monsigneur Robert Le Gall, the current archbishop of Toulouse.
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OPENING OF "LE PETIT MUSEE" OF FATHER MARIE-ANTOINE
"Le Petit Musée" of Father Marie-Antoine
opened its doors on March 2, 2022 in Toulouse, a stone throw from the Capitole
12 rue du Sénéchal, 31000 TOULOUSE
Open all year round from Wednesday to Sunday from 1pm to 6pm
It offers, in two rooms,
in addition to the Centenary Travelling Exhibition,
3 to 4 thematic temporary exhibitions per year to present its treasures:
nearly 600 documents and objects of Father Marie-Antoine or concerning him,
all originals, often unique pieces
The first exhibition presented today
« The Saint of Toulouse »
REISSUES OF THE WORKS OF FR. MARIE-ANTOINE
Books and et Novenas at PECH Editions
Original version in French