Louis ÉvelyLouis Évely (1910–1985) was a writer and former Catholic priest from Belgium who published several books about the spiritual life. Despite leaving the priesthood in 1967, and his subsequent marriage, he remained active as a spiritual leader.
Évely was a pedagogue of the spiritual life and at the same time a publishing success. Several of his works sold in the hundreds of thousands and were translated into 25 languages. In the 1960s one of his sermons was reproduced in its entirety in a film directed by Éric Rohmer. One of his conferences on prayer held in Spain started a riot, as some conservative Catholics were shocked by his outspokenness.
Most of Évely's work, rather than the fruit of academic research, stems from preaching at conferences and retreats. Many of his listeners transcribed the text of talks to disseminate among their churches, often in carbon typescript or photocopies, long before the texts reached editors and printers. Provided by Wikipedia
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