Alain DaniélouAlain Daniélou was born at Neuilly sur Seine (Paris) on October 4th 1907.

His mother, Madeleine Clamorgan, descended from an old and noble Norman family. She was an ardent catholic and founded a French religious order, as well as the famous “Sainte Marie” teaching establishments. His father was a Breton politician, an anti-clerical, and was several times Government minister. Alain Daniélou’s brother took clerical orders and was made a cardinal by Pope Paul VI.