Founder of the Christian Doctrine Fathers

César de Bus was born in Cavaillon (France) on February 3, 1544. He was ordained a priest in 1582 and settled in Avignon, gathering around him a group of priests to “practice Christian Doctrine”.
He died on April 15, 1607, Easter Day. Paul VI proclaimed him Blessed on April 27, 1975.


The Doctrine Fathers

On September 29, 1592, at Isle sur la Sorgue, in Provence, Father César, ten priests and a deacon met to find the most effective way to teach Christian Doctrine, to draw up some rules of common life, and to ask the Bishop for a place to live together. Thus was born the Congregation of the Christian Doctrine Fathers, approved by Clement VIII on December 23, 1597.


Doctrinaries for the Catechesis of the Christian Doctrine

From his own experience, César found five pillars to build his relationship with the Lord: love for Sacred Scripture, Eucharistic Adoration, devotion to Mary, invocation of the Angels and Saints and spiritual accompaniment. These five pillars support the charism of the Doctrinaires.


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