Saint-Claude-de-Diray is a commune in the Loir-et-Cher department of central France. Communes of the Loir-et-Cher department INSEE commune file
Saint-Claude is a commune in the Jura department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France. The town was named Saint-Oyand after Saint Eugendus. However, when St. Claudius had, in 687, resigned his Diocese of Besançon and had died, in 696, as twelfth abbot, the number of pilgrims who visited his grave was so great that, since the 13th century, the name "Saint-Claude" came more and more into use and has today superseded the other. Saint Claude is served by a railway station. Saint Claude has a rugby club; the 2017 Tour de France passed through Saint Claude. Saint-Claude Cathedral, former seat of the Bishops of Saint-Claude, is located here. Nadir Belhadj, footballer Suzanne Belperron, jewelry designer Angelique Boyer, actress Mevlüt Erdinç, footballer Alexis Vuillermoz, cyclist Maud Forget, actress Butz-Choquin Communes of the Jura department INSEE statistics "St Claude". Encyclopædia Britannica. 1911
Saint Claude (song)
"Saint Claude" is a song by Christine and the Queens. It was released as a digital download on 14 April 2014 through Because Music as the second single from her debut studio album Chaleur Humaine; the song was written by Héloïse Letissier. A music video to accompany the release of "Saint Claude" was first released onto YouTube on 29 April 2014 at a total length of three minutes and forty-two seconds, it won Music video of the year at the Victoires de la Musique
Claudius of Besançon
Saint Claudius of Besançon, sometimes called Claude the Thaumaturge, was a priest, monk and bishop. A native of Franche-Comté, Claudius became a priest at Besançon and a monk. Georges Goyau in the Catholic Encyclopedia wrote that “The Life of St. Claudius, Abbot of Condat, has been the subject of much controversy.” Anglican Henry Wace has written that "on this saint the inventors of legends have compiled a vast farrago of improbabilities."Nevertheless, Wace did not find reason to doubt that Claudius had come from the nobility. According to a long tradition from Salins-les-Bains, Claudius was born in the castle of Bracon near Salins, of a Gallo-Roman family named Claudia; this family had produced another Saint Claudius in the 6th century. One of his biographers, Laurentius Surius, writes that Claudius was entrusted to tutors at a young age and that in addition to studying academic subjects, Claudius spent hours reading devotional works the lives of the saints; until the age of twenty, he served as a border guard, but in 627 he was appointed as a canon by Donatus, bishop of Besançon.
Donatus had written regulations for his canon priests. He became famous as a ascete, eating only one frugal meal per day. After serving as a priest at Besançon, Claudius entered the abbey of Condat, at Saint-Claude, Jura, in the Jura mountains, he was elected to succeed as the twelfth abbot at Condat at the age of 34 in 641 or 642, during the pontificate of Pope John IV. He brought the Benedictine Rule to Condat, he obtained support from Clovis II. Under Claudius' rule, the abbey thrived. Claudius had built new churches and reliquaries, fed the poor and the pilgrims in the area. On the death of Saint Gervase, bishop of Besançon, the clergy of that city elected Claudius as their archbishop in 685, he thus served, rather reluctantly, as 29th bishop of Besançon, according to the episcopal catalogues. However, upon seeing that discipline had become lax at Condat, Claudius decided to abdicate his see and return as abbot at Condat." He died in 696 or 699. After his death Claudius became one of the popular saints of France.
In the 9th century, Rabanus Maurus mentions Claudius in his Martyrologium as an intercessor, with the words VII idus junii, depositio beati Claudii, episcopi. His body, said to have been in an incorruptible state, and, hidden during the Arab invasions, was rediscovered in 1160, visited in 1172 by St. Peter of Tarentaise; the relics were solemnly carried throughout Burgundy before being brought back to Condat. However, a document from the ninth century does state that his body was kept in the abbey of Saint-Claude; the town of Saint-Claude was named Saint-Oyand or Saint-Oyend after Saint Eugendus. However, when Claudius had, in 687, resigned his Diocese of Besançon and had died, in 696, as twelfth abbot, the number of pilgrims who visited Claudius' grave was so great that, since the thirteenth century, the name "Saint-Claude" came more and more into use and superseded the other name. Saint-Claude Cathedral, in the town, was dedicated to him. Claudius's relics were burned in March 1794, during the French Revolution.
Queen Claude of France, first wife to Francis I of France, was named after him. Orthodox England Saint Claude
Saint-Claude is a French commune in the overseas department of Guadeloupe. It lies in the interior of southern Basse-Terre Island, just northeast of the capital city of Basse-Terre. Public preschools and primary schools include: Ecole primaire Bourg 2 St-claude Ecole primaire Louis Chalcol Ecole primaire Félix Laban Ecole maternelle Nelson Rose Ecole maternelle Arlette SalomonPublic junior high schools include: Collège Rémy NainsoutaPublic senior high schools include: LDM du commerce, des services et de l'artisanat DucharmoyPrivate primary schools include: Ecole primaire privée Saint Joseph de Cluny Communes of the Guadeloupe department INSEE
Avignon-lès-Saint-Claude is a commune in the Jura department in the region of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in eastern France. Communes of the Jura department INSEE statistics
Claude de la Colombière
St. Claude de la Colombière, S. J. was a Jesuit priest and the confessor of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, V. H. M, his feast day is the day of 15 February. He was a ascetical writer, he was born in 1641 in the city of Saint-Symphorien-d'Ozon in the ancient Province of Dauphiné, the third child of the notary Bertrand de la Colombière and of Margaret Coindat. The family soon moved to the nearby city of Vienne, where he began his education, before attending the Jesuit school in Lyon for his secondary studies. In 1658, at the age of seventeen, Colombière entered the novitiate of the Society of Jesus at Avignon, he did this despite what he recorded as "a terrible aversion for the life embraced". When he completed the two-year novitiate, he started his higher studies in the same city, he was completed his studies. After this he spent the next five years of his regency teaching grammar and literature at the same school. Colombière was sent to Paris in 1666 to study theology at the College de Clermont, he was assigned to be the tutor of the children of the Royal Minister of Finances, Jean-Baptiste Colbert.
After completing his studies there, he was ordained a priest and assigned to teach at his former school in Lyon. He was assigned to join the preaching team of the Jesuit community, through which he gained notice for the clarity and soundness of his sermons. In 1674, after 15 years of life as a Jesuit, Colombière did his next period of probation known as the tertianship, to prove decisive in his life; as a result of this experience of the Spiritual Exercises, he made a personal vow, as a means of attaining the utmost possible perfection, to observe faithfully the Rule and Constitutions of the Society under penalty of sin. Those who lived with him attested. After professing the Fourth Vow of the Society at the end of his tertianship on 2 February 1675, Colombière was appointed the rector of the Jesuit community at Paray-le-Monial, where he became the spiritual director of the nuns of the Monastery of the Visitation Sisters located next to the church. In this way he came to know Sr. Margaret Mary Alacoque.
The curiosity of such a promising preacher having been assigned to this remote location has led to the supposition that his superiors had her in mind in making this assignment. Alacoque had suffered from the disbelief of the other religious sisters of her monastery, felt isolated in her situation of having experienced a series of private revelations from Christ in which she felt she was being called to promote devotion to his Sacred Heart; when Colombière came to the community and began to hear the confessions of the sisters, she felt that she had found a priest in whom she could confide, opened up her heart to him. She wrote that she saw that his spiritual gift "was that of bringing souls to God along the Gospel way of love and mercy which Christ revealed to us". After speaking with her a number of times and after much prayer, as a result, he was convinced of the validity of her visions and became both her supporter and a zealous apostle of the devotion. In 1676 Colombière was sent to England as preacher to Mary of Modena the Duchess of York, wife of the future King James II of England.
He took up residence at the Court of St. James, where he still observed all his religious duties as a member of the Society, he was as active a preacher and confessor in England as he had been in France. Although encountering many difficulties, he was able to guide Alacoque by letter. Colombière's zeal and the English climate soon combined to weaken his health and a pulmonary condition threatened to end his work in that country. In November 1678, while awaiting a recall to France, he was arrested and thrown into prison, denounced as being a part of the Popish Plot alleged by Titus Oates against the English throne. Caught up in the anti-Catholic hysteria which resulted from this alleged plot, he was confined in severe conditions at the King's Bench Prison, where his fragile health took a turn for the worse, he is quoted by the historian John Philipps Kenyon as having described the effects of the situation—in which over 20 Jesuits died—on the Society of Jesus, writing: "The name of the Jesuit is hated above all else by priests both secular and regular, by the Catholic laity as well, because it is said that the Jesuits have caused this raging storm, to overthrow the whole Catholic religion".
Thanks to his position at the Royal Court and to the protection of the King of France, Louis XIV, whose subject he was, he escaped death but was expelled from England in 1679. He returned to France with his health ruined by his imprisonment; the last two years of Colombière's life were spent at Lyon, where he was spiritual director to the Jesuit novices, at Paray-le-Monial, where he returned to improve his health. He died on 15 February 1682, as a result of a severe hemorrage. Colombière left a large number of writings, including his principal works, Pious Reflections, Meditations on the Passion, Retreat and Spiritual Letters, were published under the title, Oeuvres du R. P. Claude de la Colombière. Colombière was beatified by Pope Pius XI on 16 June 1929, canonized by Pope John Paul II on 31 May 1992, his relics are preserved in the Jesuit Church around the corner from the convent of the Visitation sisters at Paray-le-Monial. Saint news Claude at Patron Saints Index An Act of Hope and Confidence in God, a prayer by Claude Image San Claudio de la Colombiere