Father Prosper Louis Paschal Guéranger

print of Father Prosper Louis Paschal Guéranger, 1874, by Claude-Ferdinand GaillardArticle

Liturgist. Ordained in 1827, he labored from 1831 to 1837 to re-establish the Rule of Saint Benedict at Solesmes, France, and was appointed Superior-general of the Benedictines of France by Pope Gregory XVI in 1837. An ardent servant of the Church, Dom Gueranger tried to establish more filial relations between France and the Holy See. He was a prolific writer, devoting his talents to historical and liturgical subjects and to controversial works, which are, however, of slight interest today. In 1841 he began to publish his most famous work, Liturgical Year, in which he endeavored to familiarize the faithful with the official prayers of the Church, by introducing fragments of the Eastern and Western liturgies with interpretations and commentaries. His Cause for Canonization has opened.



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