Gourion, Jean-Baptiste

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Gourion, Jean-Baptiste Gender: M
Jean-Louis Gourion
born on 24 October 1934 at 08:00 (= 08:00 AM )
Place Oran, Algeria, 35n43, 0w43
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Geslain
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 00°13' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 21°46 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 20°23'

Jean-Baptiste Gourion (At right, with Dom Paul Grammont)
photo: Communauté de l'abbaye Notre-Dame du Bec, license gfdl


French Jewish-born Benedictine monk and auxiliary bishop from 2003 until his death.

Gourion converted from Judaism to Roman Catholicism in 1958. In 1961, he entered a Benedictine Monastery and in 1967, he was ordained a priest. Father Gourion came to Israel in 1976 with two other monks in order to rebuild the old monastery that was in Abu Gosh and in 1999 was named abbot of the monastery.

In 2003, Gourion was nominated Auxiliary Bishop of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem by Pope John Paul II. In the same year he was also appointed the titular see of Lydda. His mission consisted to care of Hebrew Catholics' spiritual necessities. He died on 23 June 2005.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Didier Geslain archive, 'g' pdf file, p. 156.


  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Benedictine monk)