Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Romantic CatholicsFrance's Postrevolutionary Generation in Search of a Modern Faith$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Carol E. Harrison

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780801452451

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801452451.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM Cornell University Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.cornell.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Cornell University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in Cornell for personal use. date: 17 September 2021

The Education of Maurice de Guérin

The Education of Maurice de Guérin

(p.66) Chapter 2 The Education of Maurice de Guérin
Romantic Catholics

Carol E. Harrison

Cornell University Press

This chapter focuses on the education of Maurice de Guérin, following him through his years as a boarding pupil at the Catholic Collège Stanislas in Paris. Maurice was sent by his father to the elite Catholic boarding school in the hope of setting him up for a successful clerical career, but abandoned his vocation during his teen years and turned to poetry instead of the priesthood. This chapter provides an overview of Maurice's life at Stanislas and after he left the school, with particular emphasis on his involvement in the scholarly and quasi-monastic community that surrounded Félicité de Lamennais, whose Breton estate at La Chênaie was home to a group of young men who had gathered to create a new “Catholic science.” It shows how Maurice and other Stanislas boys at La Chênaie found a form of Catholic fraternity that they recognized and embraced gratefully.

Keywords:   education, Maurice de Guérin, Collège Stanislas, boys, vocation, poetry, Félicité de Lamennais, Catholic science, Catholic fraternity

Cornell Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.