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 The Society of Saint Edmund was founded in Pontigny, France in 1843.  In their earliest years, they worked around Pontigny, later expanding to western France, including Mont St. Michel, Laval, and Chateau Gontier.  In 1902, the Society was forced to give up its official status and many holdings in France, although personnel did remain and some of their works continued despite their unofficial status.*  Beginning in the 1930’s the Society attempted to reestablish a formal place in Pontigny.  The Society maintained personnel in Pontigny throughout the 1930’s and World War II.  Following the war, they purchased Pontigny and established a House there, working in parishes in Joigny, Tonnerre, Toucy, and Alliant-Sur-Tholon.  From 1947-1954 they had a school at Pontigny, the Collège St. Edme.  In the 1970’s a group of men, some of whom were already ordained, expressed an interest in revitalizing the society based on the ideals of the early founders, and for a time this new foundation was quite active.  When this foundation ended in 1980, the society was left with only one remaining priest in France, Fr. Simmonet, who worked in the Diocese of Sens until his retirement in the 2000s. 

Collections

  • Chateau Gontier 
  • Mont Saint Michel
  • Laval
  • Local Administration. France
  • Photograph collection 
  • Pontigny 
  • Sens
  • Superior General

Published works

Church and State in France

  • Acomb, Evelyn. The French Laic Laws, 1879-1889, the First Anti-Clerical Campaign of the Third French Republic. New York: Octagon Books, 1967. BR846 .A6 1967
  •  Baudrillart, Alfred. Quatre Cents Ans de Concordat. Paris: Poussielgue, 1905. BX1790 .B3
  • Berenson, Edward. Populist Religion and Left-Wing Politics in France, 1830-1852. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1984. DC266.5 .B47 1984
  • Bourgain, Louis. L’Eglise de France et L’Etat au Dix-Neuvième Siècle (1802-1900); Conférences Faites au Facultés Catholiques d’Angers. Paris: C. Douniol, 1901. BX1530 .B6 (2 volumes)
  • Cabanel, Patrick; Durand, Jean-Dominique. Le Grand Exil des Congrégations Religieuses Françaises, 1901-1914 : Colloque International de Lyon, Université Jean-Moulin-Lyon III, 12-13 Juin 2003. Paris: Editions du Cerf, 2005. BR846 .G73 2005
  • Denis, Michel. L'Église et la République en Mayenne, 1896-1906. Paris: Klincksieck, 1972. BX1530 .D45
  • Geno, Thomas. From the Banks of the Yonne to the Shores of Champlain: a History of the Society of Saint Edmund. ARCH BX4056 .G48
  • ---- From Le Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint Michael’s College: Early Edmundite Years in Vermont, 1892-1904. 2004. BX4056 .G46 2004; SPEC BX4056 .G46 2004
  • Helmreich, Ernst. A Free Church in a Free State? The Catholic Church, Italy, Germany, France, 1864-1914. Boston: Heath, 1964. BX1791 .H4
  • Lafon, Jacques. Les Prêtres, les Fidèles, et l’Etat: le Ménage à Trois du XIXe Siècle. Paris: Beauchesne, 1987. BR846 .L29 1987
  • Lamennais, Félicité. De la Religion, Considérée dans ses Rapports avec l’Ordre Politique et Civil. Paris: Bureau du Mémorial Catholique, 1826. BR846 .L3
  • Lanfrey, André. Sécularisation, Séparation, et Guerre Scolaire: Les Catholiques Français et l’Ecole, 1901-1914. Paris: Les Editions du Cerf, 2003. LC116.F8 L36 2003
  • Larkin, Maurice. Church and State After the Dreyfus Affair; the Separation Issue in France. London: MacMillan, 1974. BX1530 .L37
  • Mauduit, Anne-Marie. La France Contre la France: La Séparation de l’Eglise et de l’Etat, 1902-1906. Paris: Plon, 1984. BX1530 .M285 1984
  • McManners, John. Church and States in France, 1870-1914. New York: Harper & Row. BX1530 .M22 1972b; ARCH BX1530 .M22 1972b
  • McMillan, James. “Catholic Christianity in France from the Restoration to the Separation of Church and State, 1815-1905.” World Christianities, c. 1815-1914. Eds. Sheridan Gilley, Brian Stanley. Cambridge, UK; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • Phillips, Charles. The Church in France: 1789-1848, a Study in Revival. New York: Russell & Russell, 1966. BX1530 .P5 1966
  • ------The Church in France: 1848-1907. New York: Russell & Russell, 1967. BX1530 .P52 1967
  • Soltau, Roger. French Political Thought in the 19th Century. New York: Russell & Russell, 1959. JA84.F8 S6 1959
  • Sorrel, Christian. La République Contres les Congrégations: Histoire d’une Passion Française, 1899-1914. Paris: Cerf, 2003. BR846 .S67 2003

Hitchin

  • Shaw, David H.  History of St. Michael's and the Catholic Parish of Hitchin. [England] : The Old Michaelean Association : Printed by Inprint of Luton, 1975.  ARCH BX1496.H58 S43 1975
  • Bulletin de Saint Michel. Hitchin, Eng. (Paris : J. Mersch, imp.). 1904-1922. Archives

Mont-Saint-Michel

  •  Annales du Mont-St.-Michel. Rennes, 1874-. ARCHIVES
  • Cartulaire du Mont-Saint-Michel: Facsimilé du Manuscrit 210 de la Bibliothèque Municipale d’Avranches. Le Mont-Saint-Michel: Les Amis du Mont-Saint-Michel, 2005. SPEC OVER BX2615.M66 C37 2005
  • Le Mont-St.-Michel: Album Artistique. SPEC NA5551 M7
  • Le Mont-Saint-Michel: Histoire & Imaginaire. Paris: Éditions du Patrimoine / Anthèse, 1998. SPEC DC801.M83 L4 1998
  • Adams, Henry. Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres. Cambridge, MA: Riverside Press, 1933. DC20 .A2 3
  • Adams, Henry. Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres. New York: Gallery, 1985. OVER DC20 .A2 1980
  • Baumann, Emile. Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Paris: B. Grasset, 1932. DC801.M83 B3
  • Benoit, Jean-Paul. Mont-Saint-Michel. Paris: J.P. Gisserot, 2001. SPEC DC801 .M83 B4
  • Besnard, Charles. Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Paris: H. Laurens, 1911. NA5551.M7 B4 (2 copies)
  • Blondel, Louis. Notice Historique et Topographique du Mont-St.-Michel, de Tombelaine et d’Avranches. Avranches: Tribouillard, 1823. SPEC DC801.M83 B56
  • Bosseboeuf, Louis-Augustin. Le Mont-St.-Michel au Péril de la Mer: Son Histoire et Ses Merveilles. Tours: Imprimerie Tourangelle, 1910. DC801.M83 B67 (Special Collection Room)
  • Christian, M. Le Mont-Saint-Michel: Conférence avec Projections. Paris: Maison de la Bonne Presse, 1912. SPEC DC810.M83 C47
  • Corroyer, Édouard. Descriptive Guide of Mont-Saint-Michel. Paris: Ducher, 1883. SPEC DC801.M83 C8
  • Corroyer, Édouard. Histoire et Légendes du Mont-Saint-Michel: Description de l’Abbaye et de Ses Abords. Paris: Jean de Bonnot, 1982. SPEC DC801.M83 C84 1982
  • Corroyer, Édouard. Le Mont-Saint-Michel: Description Sommaire de l’Abbaye (Extrait du Guide Descriptif du Mont-Saint-Michel). Paris: Librairie Générale de l'Architecture et des Travaux Publics, 1885. SPEC DC801.M83 C6 1885
  • Decaëns, Henry. Mont-Saint-Michel, Manche. Paris: Éditions du Patrimoine, 1998. DC801.M7515 D4 1998
  • Estienne, P. Mont-Saint-Michel au Péril de la Mer: Legendes et Récits. Paris: Librairie du Petit Journal. ARCHIVES DC801.M83 E774
  • Féval, Paul. Les Merveilles du Mont-Saint-Michel. Paris : Société Générale de Librairie Catholique, 1879. ARCHIVES DC801.M83 F4x
  • ------ Les Merveilles du Mont-Saint-Michel. Paris: Paul Ollendorf, 1903. DC801.M83 F4
  • Geno, Thomas. From the Banks of the Yonne to the Shores of Champlain: a History of the Society of Saint Edmund. ARCH BX4056 .G48
  • ------From Le Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint Michael’s College: Early Edmundite Years in Vermont, 1892-1904. 2004. BX4056 .G46 2004; SPEC BX4056 .G46 2004
  • Germain, Abel. Saint Michel et le Mont-Saint-Michel. Paris: Firmin-Didot et Cie, 1880. DC801.M83 G4
  • Gout, Paul. Guide du Visiteur au Mont-Saint-Michel. Paris: Librairie Armand Colin, 1919. SPEC DC801.M83 G7 1919
  • Mauclair, Camille. Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Greenoble: B. Arthaud, 1947. DC801.M83 M37
  • Molinard, Patrice. Le Mont-Saint-Michel. Paris: Éditions Mondiales, 1951?. DC801.M83 F6
  • Mouton, Jean-Pierre. Mont-Saint-Michel: a Monk Talks About His Abbey. Paris: Editions de l'Atelier; Condâe-sur-Noireau: C. Corlet, 1998. SPEC DC 801.M83 M6
  • Toussaint, Joseph. Monseigneur Bravard: Le Sauveur du Mont-Saint-Michel. Avranches: Éditions de l'Avranchin, 1978. ARCH BX4705.B824 T68 

Pontigny

  •  Pontigny: Bulletin des Amis de Pontigny. Pontigny, France: Les Amis de Pontigny, 1989-1995. SPEC BX4629.P657 P66
  • Vie de St. Edme et Histoire de l’Abbaye de Pontigny. Abbeville, France: Charles Paillart, 1931. BX4700.E27 V5; SPEC BX4700.E27 V
  • Buzy, J.B. Souvenirs de Pontigny et de la Pierre-Qui-Vire. Sens, France: 1862. SPEC NA5551.P73 B89 1862
  • Bell, David. Abbot Jean Depaquy and the Printed Books of Pontigny, 1778-1794. 2000. SPEC Z798.A26 B45 2000
  • Debruynne, Jean. Quel est Ce Bateau Blanc?: L’Abbatiale de Pontigny. Pontigny, France: Mission de France, 1991. SPEC NA5551.P73 Q84 1991 (2 copies)
  • Edwards, C. Oliver. L’Abbaye Cistercienne de Pontigny. Auxerre, France: Maurice Staub, 1935. ARCHIVES BX4629.P657 E48 1935
  • ------ L’Abbaye Cistercienne de Pontigny. Auxerre, France: Maurice Staub, 1947. SPEC BX4629.P657 E48 1947; ARCH BX4629.P657 E48 1947
  • Fontaine, Georges. Pontigny, Abbaye Cistercienne. Paris: E. Leroux, 1928. NA5551.P73 F6 1928; SPEC NA5551.P73 F6 1928; ARCH NA5551.P73 F6 1928
  • Geno, Thomas. From the Banks of the Yonne to the Shores of Champlain: a History of the Society of Saint Edmund. ARCH BX4056 .G48
  • ------ From Le Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint Michael’s College: Early Edmundite Years in Vermont, 1892-1904. 2004. BX4056 .G46 2004; SPEC BX4056 .G46 2004
  • Goodrich, Diane. Pontigny Heritage Tour, June 19-June 30, 1999. 1999. LD4821.S912 G66 1999;
  • Henry, W. Histoire de L’Abbaye de Pontigny, Ordre de Citeaux, Départment de L’Yonne: Suivie de Quelques Notices Historiques sur les Communes des Environs et des Principales Pièces Justificatives. Avallon: É. Odobé, 1882. NA5551 .P73 H45
  • Kinder, Terryl. L’Abbaye de Pontigny. Paris: Editions du Patrimoine, 2010. SPEC NA5551.P73 K56 2010
  • ------ Perspectives for an Architecture of Solitude: Essays on Cistercians, Art and Architecture in Honour of Peter Fergusson. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols; Brecht, Belgium: Citeaux, 2004. NA4828 .P47 2004; FAC NA4828 .P47 2004
  • ------ Where was Pontigny’s Library?. 2002. SPEC Z798.A26 K56 2002
  • McLaughlin, Joseph. From Pontigny: a Chronology of the Society of Saint Edmund. Winooski Park, VT: Society of Saint Edmund, 1978. REF BX4056 .M3; SPEC BX4056 .M3; ARCH BX4056 .M3
  • Moreau, Abel. Pontigny: de l’Abbaye Cistercienne au Collège Franco-Américain. Paris: Nouvelles Editiosn Latines, 1950. NA5551.P73 M83; SPEC NA5551.P73 M83; ARCH NA5551.P73 M83
  • Pontigny Une Abbatiale de Lumière. Dir. Jean-Claude Salou. Meylan, France: DS Videocommunication, 1992. VHS. VTC 3777
  • Varenne, P. Discovering Pontigny. Pontigny, France: Les Amis de Pontigny, 1995. SPEC NA5551.P73 V37 1995 (2 copies)
  • Wiéner, Claude. Pontigny. Saint-Léger-Vauban: Zodiaque, 1964. DC801.P865 W5 1964; SPEC DC801.P865 W5 1964; ARCH DC801.P865 W5 1964

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