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We miss you, Abbé Pierre!

We miss you, Abbé Pierre!

This article was originally published in 2011. It has been updated – and shared – during the Holidays every year since. I wrote this story to honor one of the most popular men who ever lived in France. That man was not a monarch, a president, or even a celebrity, quite the opposite, in fact. He…

16 Responses to We miss you, Abbé Pierre!

  1. Thank you for such a beautiful story on Christmas Eve of a remarkable and loving man who lived a life of giving. He was a true inspiration.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. v this is one of my favorite posts…so inspirational-a call to action a call to love-how one person can make a difference– at this time of year (and always really) I find myself truly inspired by the stories such as these-a drop in the comprehensible ocean of human kind-but each drop can and does make a difference this is what matters in life-when all is said and done!

  3. Très émouvanteretranscription de la vie et de l’oeuvre de cet hommee ‘si humble mais sigrand dans son amour pour les pauvres et les démunis qui,s’il existe aura été reçu au paradisà bras ouverts:

  4. Ah l’Abbé Pierre, c’était un être exceptionnel. I am pleased that you shared his life with your readers.

    I hope that 2017 will be a great year for you with joy and happiness.

  5. I just found your post and am fortunate to begin with the life story of L’Abbe’ Pierre. It was a very inspirational read. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to learn a little of the life of an exceptional French citizen. I look forward to reading your upcoming stories. Happy and safe 2017! Del Lancaster

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