Jules Monchanin

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Jules Monchanin

Father Jules Monchanin (who chose to call himself Swami Paramarubyananda), (April 10, 1895 in Fleurie, Rhône - October 10, 1957 in Paris) was a French Catholic priest, monk and hermit. He was an ardent proponent of Hindu-Christian interfaith dialogue. He is known for the being one of the “Trinity from Tannirpalli” along with Le Saux, and Griffiths[1] who were the co-founders of Saccidananda Ashram (also called Shantivanam), an ashram founded in the village of Tannirpalli in Tamil Nadu in 1938.[2]

Monchanin received Final Sacrament in 1932 but survived. On the same day, he received a letter from Father Kalathil inviting him to come to India.[3]

Partial works[edit]

  • De l'esthétique à la Mystique (From aesthetics to the Mystic), 1955
  • Ecrits spirituels (Spiritual Writings), 1965
  • Lettres à ma mère, 1913 - 1957 (Letters to my mother, 1913 - 1957), 1989
  • Mystique de l'Inde, mystère chrétien : écrits et inédits (Mystique of India, mystery Christian writings and unpublished), 1974
  • Lettres au Père Le Saux (1947-1957) (Letters to Father Le Saux (1947-1957)), 1995
  • Théologie et spiritualité missionnaires (Theology and Spirituality missionaries)[4]


  1. ^ Oldmeadow, Harry (25 January 2008). A Christian Pilgrim in India: The Spiritual Journey of Swami Abhishiktananda (Henri Le Saux). World Wisdom, Inc. p. 225. ISBN 978-1-933316-45-1. Retrieved 29 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Aidan Nichols (2003). "Looking to the Other: Jules Monachanin and the Love of the Trinity". A spirituality for the twenty-first century. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing. p. 131ff. ISBN 1-931709-54-8. 
  3. ^ Lubac, Henri de (1996). Theology in history. Ignatius Press. pp. 571–. ISBN 978-0-89870-472-3. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  4. ^ Monchanin, Jules; Duperray, Édouard; Gadille, Jacques (1985). Théologie et spiritualité missionnaires. Editions Beauchesne. pp. 1–. ISBN 978-2-7010-1104-2. Retrieved 30 December 2010. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Sten Rodhe (1993). Jules Monchanin: pioneer in Christian-Hindu dialogue. Indian Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. ISBN 81-7214-114-9.