Tag: Marc Sangnier

  • From La Jeunesse Syndicaliste to La Jeunesse Ouvrière

    From La Jeunesse Syndicaliste to La Jeunesse Ouvrière

    100 years ago in April 1924, the Jeunesse Syndicaliste (Young Trade Unionist) movement changed the name of its magazine to Jeunesse Ouvrière, first step towards the adopion of a new name for the movement: Jeunesse Ouvrière Chrétienne – the JOC.

  • Georges Abrassart, a Belgian Sillonist priest

    Georges Abrassart, a Belgian Sillonist priest

    Born in 1883, Georges Abrassart was a Belgian priest credited by Henri Tonnet as being responsible for “forming the soul and spirit” of his brother, lay co-founder of the YCW, Fernand Tonnet.

  • A letter by Léon Ollé-Laprune

    A letter by Léon Ollé-Laprune

    Another letter today, this time from my own collection of papers and documents, a letter written by the  French  philosopher, Léon Ollé-Laprune, a great influence both on Marc Sangnier and the Sillon movement as well as on Cardijn himself.

  • Updated Jocist anniversaries 2023

    Updated Jocist anniversaries 2023

    We’re still at the beginning of 2023 but I’ve already missed one big jocist anniversary – the 150th anniversary of the birth of St Therese of Lisieux, patron saint of the YCW – so time to get to work.

  • Another earlier Sillon magazine

    Another earlier Sillon magazine

    Thanks to the Institut Marc Sangnier and France’s Bibliothèque Nationale, the complete collection of Marc Sangnier’s famous journal, Le Sillon, is now online on their Gallica website.