Charles Journet

The Mariology of Cardinal Journet (1891-1975) and its Influence on Some Marian Magisterial Statements


Father Thomas Buffer

Published in Marian Studies Volume 54 (2003)

Charles Journet was born in 1891, just outside of Geneva. He died in 1975, having taught fifty-six years at the Grande Seminaire in Fribourg. During that time he co-founded the journal Nova et Vetera, became a personal friend of Jacques Maritain, and gained fame as a theologian of the church. In 1965, in recognition of his theological achievements, Pope Paul VI named him cardinal.

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