“Cardinal Lustiger and the New Springtime of the Church in Paris”
Wednesday, April 13, 6:00pm
Alliance Française de Chicago
54 West Chicago Avenue
Alliance members and students with ID $5, non-members $10
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A close friend of Jean-Luc Marion, Cardinal Lustiger was nicknamed “le bulldozer” for his efforts to rebuild the Church as Archbishop of Paris. He established new parishes, founded the “École Cathédrale,” created Radio Notre-Dame, founded a center for cultural dialogue in a 13th-century monastery building on the Left Bank, and published best-selling books, among them Dare to Believe. Lustiger’s work was rooted in the “French School” of spirituality of Cardinal Pierre de Bérulle and Jean-Jacques Olier (founder of the Sulpicians). Lustiger was committed to deepening the French Church’s reconciliation with democracy and to strengthening relations with the Jewish people, to whom he belonged by birth.
**Part of the Alliance’s “April in Paris” series**