Marist Trivial Pursuit

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... is closest to which of the following places of interest to Marist origins, and what is the significance of each place?

A. Coutouvre
B. Jarnosse
C. St Bonnet-le-Troncy
D. Charolles


... is 13 km from Paray le Monial

in 1809 when Marist founder, Jean-Claude Colin, was a youth of 19 years he was journeying from the minor seminary of St Jodard towards the health spa town of Bourbon Lancy.

The sick young man was arrested at Charolles because he was not carrying papers exempting him from military service.

He spent 30 hours in the town prison until his brother came with the necessary papers.


... is 56 km from Paray-le-Monial

Birthplace (1786) of Marist Sisters' foundress, Jeanne-Marie Chavoin.


... is 54 km from Paray-le-Monial

Site of one of the first foundations of the Marist Sisters. Their foundress, Jeanne-Marie Chavoin, died here in 1858.

St Bonnet-le-Troncy

... is 63 km from Paray-le-Monial

Jean-Claude Colin was born (1790) at nearby Barbery, and spent most of his boyhood days at St Bonnet. St Margaret Mary Alacoque died (1690) 100 years before he was born.

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