Guy Gaucher

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Guy Étienne Germain Gaucher (5 March 1930 – 3 July 2014) was a French Catholic Discalced Carmelite bishop and theologian. He was an international authority on the life and writings of Thérèse of Lisieux.

Born in Tournan-en-Brie, he was ordained a priest on the 17 March 1963 and made his religious profession into the order of Discalced Carmelites on 3 October 1968. He was named Bishop of Meaux, 27 August 1986, consecrated on the 19 October 1986 by the archbishop of Paris, cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger. A few months later, 7 May 1987, he was named auxiliary bishop of Bayeux-Lisieux in residence at Lisieux. He remained in this post until the 1 July 2005 at which time he retired having reached the age limit.[1]

At first a specialist in the writings of Georges Bernanos, he subsequently devoted his attention to the personality and writings of Thérèse of Lisieux.[2] Amongst his many editorial works, he notably participated in the centenary Edition of the works of Thérèse. [3]

Gaucher died on the 3 July 2014 at the age of 84.[4]


  • Gaucher, Guy. The Story of a Life: St. Thérèse of Lisieux. San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1987. ISBN 978-0-06-063095-9 Over copies in US libraries, according to WorldCat
    • Review, Catholic Historical Review, Apr., 1989, vol. 75, no. 2, p. 304-305
  • Gaucher, Guy. John and Thérèse: Flames of Love : the Influence of St. John of the Cross in the Life and Writings of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Staten Island, N.Y.: Alba House, 1999.
  • Thérèse, Guy Gaucher, and Aletheia Kane. The Prayers of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux: The Act of Oblation. Washington, DC: ICS Publications, 1997.
  • Gaucher, Guy. The Passion of Thérèse of Lisieux: 4 April - 30 September 1897. New York: Crossroad, 1990.


  1. ^ Guy Etienne Germain Gaucher
  2. ^ Discorso Di Giovanni Paolo II Ai Pellegrini Convenuti Per La Proclamazione A Dottore Della Chiesa Di Santa Teresa Di Lisieux [1], [2]
  3. ^ Le Figaro 17/10/2008
  4. ^ "Le décès de Mgr Guy Gaucher, ancien évêque auxiliaire de Lisieux et évêque de Meaux". Radio Notre Dame. 4 July 2014.