+Father René Laurentin, 99
September 12, 2017
Father René Laurentin, a prominent Mariologist who served as a peritus at the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), died on September 10 at the age of 99.
A student of neo-Thomist philosopher Jacques Maritain, Father Laurentin studied at the Sorbonne and was ordained to the priesthood in 1946. His works include The Meaning of Consecration Today: A Marian Model for a Secularized Age and biographies of St. Bernadette Soubirous and St. Catherine Labouré.
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