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Cardinal Jean Daniélou S.J.
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Birth: May 14, 1905
Death: May 20, 1974

Cardinal Jean Guénolé Louis Marie Daniélou Daniélou S.J., was a one of the Twentieth Century's most renowned Theologians, a keen Historian, and Member of the Académie Française.

Jean-Guenolé-Marie Daniélou was born at Neuilly-sur-Seine the son of Charles and Madeleine Clamorgan on May 14, 1905. His father was an Anticlerical Politician, several times Minister and his mother an Educator and Founder of Institutions for Women's Education. His brother Alain (1907 – 1964) was a noted Indologist. His sister, Ménie Grégoire, was a well known Exponent of Popular Feminism.

Daniélou studied at the Sorbonne, and passed his agrégation in Grammar in 1927. He joined the Society of Jesus in 1929, becoming an Educator, initially at a Boys's School in Poitiers. He subsequently studied Theology at Lyon and was ordained a Presbyter on August 20, 1938.

During the Second World War, he served within the Air Force between 1939 and 1940. He was demobilised and returned to Civilian Life. He received his Doctorate in Theology in 1942 and was appointed Chaplain to the École Normale Supérieure de Jeunes Filles (ENSJF), the female section of the École Normale Supérieure, at Sèvres. It was at this time that he began his work on Patristics, the study of the Fathers of the Church. He was one of the Founders of the Sources Chrétiennes collection together with Future Cardinal, Henri de Lubac SJ.,. In 1944, he was made Professor of Early Christian History at the Institut Catholique de Paris, and later became its Dean. In the 1950's, he produced several Historical Studies, including The Bible and the Liturgy in 1956, and The Lord of History in 1958, which provided a major impetus to the development of Covenantal Theology of Roman Catholicism. Furthermore he served as Staff Member of the famous Jesuit Journal "Etudes" between 1941 and 1969, and as its Redactor from 1944 till 1969.

At the request of Future Blessed, Pope John XXIII, he served as an expert to the Second Vatican Council and was elected as Titular Archbishop of the See Taormina on April 11, 1969. He received his Episcopal Consecration on April 19, at Saint-Joseph-des-Carmes's Catholic Institute of Paris, from Cardinal - Designate François Marty, Archbishop of Paris, assisted by Msgr. Julien Gouet, Titular Bishop of the See of Auguro, Auxiliary of Paris and by Msgr. Daniel Pézeril, Titular Bishop of the See of Reperi, as well Auxiliary of Paris. A week later, in the Consistory of April 28, 1969, was made a Cardinal by Pope Paul VI, receiving the Title of Cardinal Deacon of Santa Saba. He was elected to the Académie Française on November 9, 1972, succeeding Cardinal Eugène-Gabriel-Gervais-Laurent Tisserant. He was furthermore appointed a Knight of the Légion d'Honneur.

His unexpected death at the age of 69, on May 20, 1974, in the home of a prostitute, was very diversely interpreted. He died on the stairs of a brothel that he was visiting as part of his Priestly duties. He used to provide Pastoral Care to poor people and women of Paris slums. His remains are found buried in the Tomb of the Society of Jesus in Vaugirard's Cemetery, Paris. 
 
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Cardinal Jean
DANIELOU
1905 - 1974
 
Burial:
Cimetiere de Vaugirard
Paris
City of Paris
Île-de-France, France
Plot: Tomb Of The Society Of Jesus, Next To The Remains Of Cardinal Henri-Marie De Lubac S.J.,
 
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: May 05, 2008
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Cardinal Jean Daniélou S.J.
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It Was You, O God, Who Made Your Servant Cardinal Daniélou, A Successor Of The Apostles By Raising Him To The Episcopal Order. May He Also Be Associated With Them Forever. We Ask This Through Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Your Son. Amen.
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Aug. 29, 2012
Jean Cardinal Danielou, magnificent scholar, example of charity, prophet of the present times, pray for me, pray for us.
- Alicia de Colombí- Monguió
 Added: May. 12, 2012

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