Léon Bloy





Léon Bloy

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born
in Notre-Dame-de-Sanilhac, France
July 11, 1846

died
November 03, 1917

gender
male

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Bloy was born in Notre-Dame-de-Sanilhac, in the arondissement of Périgueux, Dordogne. He was the second of six sons of Voltairean freethinker and stern disciplinarian Jean Baptiste Bloy and his wife Anne-Marie Carreau, pious Spanish-Catholic daughter of a Napoleonic soldier. After an agnostic and unhappy youth in which he cultivated an intense hatred for the Roman Catholic Church and its teaching, his father found him a job in Paris, where he went in 1864. In December 1868, he met the aging Catholic author Barbey d'Aurevilly, who lived opposite him in rue Rousselet and became his mentor. Shortly afterwards, he underwent a dramatic religious conversion.

Bloy's works reflect a deepening devotion to the Catholic Church and most generally a trem
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More books by Léon Bloy…
“Man has places in his heart which do not yet exist, and into them enters suffering, in order that they may have existence.”
Léon Bloy

“The worst evil is not to commit crimes, but to fail to do the good one might have done.”
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“Chaque moderne porte en soi une petite Église infaillible dont il est le Christ et le Pontife et la grosse affaire est d'attirer le plus grand nombre possible de paroissiens.”
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