Blessed William Joseph Chaminade was a French Catholic priest who survived the anti-clerical persecution during the French Revolution. He is known for being the founder of the Society of Mary (also known as the Marianists). In 1973, Pope Paul VI declared him Venerable and in 2000, he was beatified by Pope John Paul II.
He was the fourteenth child of Catherine Bethon and Blaise Chaminade. Three of his brothers also became priests. Throughout his life, he never got married nor had any children.
Over the years, a number of miracles have been attributed to the intercession of Chaminade, including the curing of an Argentine woman's cancer in 1991 and the healing of an American woman's deadly tumor. It was based on the former miracle that he was beatified by Pope John Paul II.
William Joseph Chaminade
was a famous French priest,
who was born on
April 8, 1761. As a person born on this date, William Joseph Chaminade is listed in our database as the 13th
most popular celebrity for the day (April 8).
People born on April 8
fall under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram.
William Joseph Chaminade is the 447th most popular Aries.
In general, William Joseph Chaminade ranks as the 5329th
most popular famous person of all time.
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