Carmelite Conversations

Part 2: Courage in the Face of Opposition: What the Carmelites Can Teach Us About Living Counter-culturally

April 29, 2021

Second in the Series:  featuring General Louis-Gaston de Sonis

In this podcast, the conversation focuses on the life of General Louis-Gaston de Sonis, from France.  Born in 1825 and 1887.  He was a husband, father of 12, a military officer and a member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites.

He displayed courage in the midst of many struggles, both in the military and in the world, personally and as a Catholic. 

Our guest, Colleen Sollinger, tells us about his life and some of the adverse situations he was in.  She then points out how the General dealt with these situations.  He has much wise counsel to give us.

After he died, his body was found to be incorrupt.  Some miracles were declared and attributed to his intercession.  What a joy it would be to see his cause for canonization to be completed.


The Life of General de Sonis, From his Papers and Correspondence”

By Msgr Baunard, Translated by Lady Herbert

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