Abbé Georges de Nantes, R.I.P.

The Abbé Georges de Nantes, a very controversial figure in the traditionalist movement, and one of the most brilliant, who surrounded himself also with very gifted consecrated souls dedicated to the spirituality of Venerable Charles de Foucald, has died. Rorate Caeli has a small tribute to him, and the web site of the Catholic Counter Reformation in the XXIst Century has further details.

God knows we had our disagreements with the Abbé, whom Brother Francis had a long meeting with in Quebec, but there is much to respect in his work. The three-volume masterpiece of Frère Michel de la Sainte Trinité on Fatima (with its truncation by Frère Francois de Marie des Anges) and Frère Bruno Bonnet-Eymard’s excellent scholarly work on the Holy Shroud are two things that come to mind. But there is so much more.

We could never approve of the excessive language he used in reference to the Holy Father. But for all that, he was not a sedevacantist.

Let us pray to Our Lady for the repose of his priestly soul.