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There is not a great deal about Fr Jacques in English, but these two books are excellent. The biography includes an extensive section of his writings.

Francis J Murphy, Père Jacques, Resplendent in Victory, Washington CD: ICS, 1998.

Listen to the Silence: a retreat with Père Jacques, Washington DC: ICS, 2004.

For those who read French, the following texts give many extracts from his writings and accounts from his friends, pupils and fellow-prisoners:-

Lucien Bunel 1900 - 1945, booklet published by the Carmelite Community of Avon, (available from the community.)

Christiane Meres, Petite Vie de Père Jacques, Paris: Desclée de Brouwer, 2005.

Course Tutor: Heather Ward OCDS


The course is divided into 5 units of input and, at the end, you may complete a Questionnaire, write a Learning Journal, or write an Essay.

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Unit 4

Unit 5


Learning Journal

Essay titles


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