The village of Cerdon, in the northern Bugey mountains
Detail: Official icon of Jean-Claude Colin, with Blessed Virgin and Child
Barbery: Cross on the site of the Colin home
Forest of Barbery: hiding place for priests during Revolutionaries' raids - and of quiet for the young Jean-Claude
St Bonnet-le-Troncy, boyhood home of Jean-Claude Colin
River Loire, which flows past the minor seminary of St Jodard
Lyon, Fourvière: ancient chapel of the Blessed Virgin and Basilica
Fourvière: sanctuary of the ancient chapel of the Blessed Virgin.
Cerdon: Fr Colin's first appointment as assistant to his brother, Pierre.
Cerdon: statue in the church of St John the Baptist
Presbytery at Cerdon: home for the first nine years of Jean-Claude's priestly life.
Belley: Minor seminary high school where pioneer Bugey missioners lived
Bugey mountains: village of Lacoux
Bugey mountains: church at Innimont
Bugey mountains: church at Innimont
Bugey mountains: statue at Arandas
Rome: The Quirinale, residence of the Popes at the time of Fr Colin's first visits
Rome: Odescalchi Palace, from the church of the Apostles where Fr Colin stayed in 1833
Belley: Chapel of La Capucinière, first Marist professions, 1836
Lyon, Puylata: General House of the Society of Mary from 1838
Rochefort du Gard: one of the shrines undertaken by Fr Colin and the Marists
Toulon, La Seyne: One of the first high schools established by the Marist Fathers
Marcellange: established by Fr Colin as a place of retreat for his missioners
Trappist monastery at Aiguebelle: Fr Colin would make private retreats here
La Neylière: planned by Fr Colin to be a place of silence and retreat
La Neylière: book belonging to Fr Colin
La Neylière: Fr Colin's study
La Neylière: winter sunset, from the room of Fr Colin
La Neylière: bedroom of Fr Colin
La Neylière: crucifix laid in the hands of Fr Colin upon his death
La Neylière: resting place of Fr Colin


On Jul 23, 1816  twelve Marist aspirants climbed the hill of Fourvière overlooking the city of Lyons to the ancient chapel of the Blessed Virgin. Here, for centuries, Catholics had sought the intercession of Mary for their future dreams. The youthful group solemnly pledged to establish the Society of Mary as soon as they could….

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 Fourviere VP  

Vision & Promise

The story of Fourvière and the pledge to form the Society of Mary, Jul 23 1816
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Fourviere Liturgy

Fourvière Liturgy
July 23

A5 booklet: Mass readings, prayers & petitions. 
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Fourviere Paraliturgy 2  


Fr Gerard Hall SM

s, prayers & quotes. 
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The Fourvière Pledge


Twenty-eight languages, with Latin original. DL leaflets: click below:
Bengali  |  Bislamar  |  Cameroon Pidgin  |  Cebuano |  Chinese simplied  |  Chinese traditional  |  Croatian  |  Dutch  | English  |  French  |  German  |  Hindi  |  Hungarian  |  Ilonggo  |  Indonesian  |  Italian  |  Khmer  |  Latin  |  Norwegian  |   PNG Pidgin   |  Portuguese  |  Samoan  |  Solomon Is Pijin  |  Spanish  |  Swahili  |  Thai  |  Vietnamese  |  Wallisian
Booklet (compiled by Alois Greiler SM; nine languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Latin, Norwegian, Portugese, Spanish)

Fourviere Pledge background AG 0722  

A background to the Fourvière Pledge

Fr Alois Greiler SM

With selected bibliography for further study. 
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Remembering Fourvière
in three acts

 Fr Anthony Corcoran SM


Readings, reflections, songs & prayers: click here

 Fourviere prayer cards front

Prayer cards

Composed for the Fourvière Bicentenary 
A6 cards, double-sided, two images, four to an A4 page:
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 14 Bookmarks Fourviere samples


Front:   Selection of Fourvière images
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