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Tim Williams C.M.


Vincent de Paul held Andre Duval in high esteem as a holy man. Duval helped him see that starting the Congregation was God’s will. Vincent often consulted him, so much so that Duval “became a sort of theologian and canonist” for the Congregation. His life, career, and relationships with Pierre de Berulle and Vincent are treated here. Duval taught theology at the Sorbonne and was influential in the establishment of the Reformed Carmelites and in the reform of many other religious orders and institutes. His views on papal authority came to be known as Duvalism and were well received. He was a leader of the Catholic Restoration in France.