Jean-Baptiste Muard

Jean-Baptiste Muard.

Jean-Baptiste Muard (Vireaux, 1809-Pierre-Qui-Vire, 1854) was a French Benedictine, reformer, and founder of religious orders.


Ordained in 1834, he was parish priest of Joux-la-Ville and then St. Martin d'Avallon[1] before becoming a monk.

He founded the French province of the Cassinese Congregation of the Primitive Observance[2] and the Society of Saint Edmund in 1843. In 1850, Jean-Baptiste Muard founded the monastery of Sainte Marie de la Pierre-qui-Vire,[3] in the Morvan.



  1. Charles Warren Currier, History of Religious Orders, p. 96.
  2. Catholic Encyclopedia
  3. See fr:Abbaye de la Pierre-Qui-Vire.
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