dimanche 29 mars 2015

Saint GUILLAUME TEMPIER, évêque

Saint Guillaume Tempier, évêque

Évêque de Poitiers mort en 1197. Il brilla tellement par sa piété et l'intégrité de ses mœurs que ses fidèles l'élevèrent tout de suite à la gloire des autels.

Saint Guillaume Tempier

évêque de Poitiers ( 1197)

Évêque dont le diocèse de Poitiers fait mémoire aujourd'hui. Il brilla tellement par sa piété et l'intégrité de ses mœurs que ses fidèles l'élevèrent tout de suite à la sainteté.

65e évêque sur la liste des évêques du diocèse de Poitiers

À Poitiers, en 1197, saint Guillaume Tempier, évêque, qui défendit avec prudence et fermeté les droits de son Église contre les nobles, et corrigea les mœurs, offrant lui-même un exemple de vie très vertueuse.


Martyrologe romain


Bl. William Tempier

In his youth, William Tempier entered the Augustinian canons monastery of Saint-Hilaire-de-la-Celle in his native city of Poitiers, France, later becoming the canons abbot. His religious life was characterized by exceptional piety, self-denial, and integrity. In 1184, he was unanimously chosen to become bishop of Poitiers. In the episcopal office, William showed himself to be a determined opponent of secular interference in the governance of the Church and a firm defender of the Church’s rights. He also combated ecclesiastical abuses, and especially the vice of simony (the buying and selling of ecclesiastical appointments). For championing the cause of the Church, William was subjected to persecution and calumny, which he endured with steadfast courage. Following his death, many miracles of physical healing were reported among those coming to pray at his tomb. William’s intercession came to be invoked by those suffering from hemorrhaging.

Saint William Tempier

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Canon regular at Saint-Hilaire-de-la-Celle. Bishop of Poitiers, France in 1184. Reformer who enforced discipline among his clergy. Persecuted for defending ecclesiastical freedom.