Guillaume-Marie-Joseph Labouré

Guillaume-Marie-Joseph Labouré (27 October 1841 – 21 April 1906) was a French archbishop and cardinal.

Guillaume-Marie-Joseph Labouré
Archbishop of Rennes
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ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed15 June 1893
Term ended21 April 1906
PredecessorJean-Natalis-François Gonindard
SuccessorAuguste-René-Marie Dubourg
Other post(s)Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria Nuova (1898-1906)
Ordination23 September 1865
by Pierre-Louis Parisis
Consecration31 May 1885
by Guillaume-René Meignan
Created cardinal19 April 1897
by Pope Leo XIII
Personal details
Guillaume-Marie-Joseph Labouré

27 October 1841
Died21 April 1906(1906-04-21) (aged 64)
Rennes, French Third Republic
BuriedRennes Cathedral
ParentsAdrien Joseph Philippe Labouré
Marcelline Victoire Jessus
Previous post(s)Bishop of Le Mans (1885-93)
MottoCrux spes unica
Coat of armsGuillaume-Marie-Joseph Labouré's coat of arms
Styles of
Guillaume Labouré
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Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal


Born in Achiet-le-Petit, he studied at Saint-Sulpice Seminary in Paris and was ordained to the priesthood on 23 September 1865. In the Diocese of Arras, he served as a professor and superior of its minor seminary and also vicar general.

On 27 March 1885 he was appointed Bishop of Le Mans by Pope Leo XIII. He received his episcopal consecration on the following 31 May from Archbishop Guillaume Meignan, with Bishops Clovis Catteau and Désire Donnel serving as co-consecrators. He was promoted to the Archdiocese of Rennes on 15 June 1893 and named an Assistant at the Pontifical Throne on 26 June 1896.

Leo XIII created him Cardinal Priest of S. Maria Nuova e S. Francesca in Foro Romano in the consistory of 19 April 1897. He participated in the papal conclave of 1903, which elected Pope Pius X.

He died in Rennes and was buried in the cathedral there.


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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Le Mans
Succeeded by
Preceded by Archbishop of Rennes
Succeeded by