Gift of Fire



This presentation about the life of Father Louis Florent Gillet, C.Ss.R., is largely excerpted from Gift of Fire: Louis Florent Gillet -- 1813 - 1892: Christian, Redemptorist, Missionary, Cistercian which was compiled and edited by the IHM Archives Staff in Monroe, Michigan and was published on November 14, 1992 to mark the hundredth anniversary of his death.

Points in Time -- Chronology of Louis Gillet

Rarely does a human life flow undisturbed between its two points in time. For most, there are intersections, turnings, beyond which life continues with different meanings and rhythms.

Each new phase draws energy and collective wisdom from the past, channeling it forward with new vision and courage. So it was for Louis Florent Gillet: