Bishop Flavien-Abel-Antoine Hugonin


Born July 3, 1823 at Thodure (Isère), died May 2nd, 1898 at Caen.

Bishop of Bayeux and Lisieux.

He confirmed Therese on June 14th, 1884, received her with her father at the bishop’s palace in Bayeux on Monday, October 31st, 1884.

With reluctance, he authorized her entrance in Carmel at age 15, presided over her clothing on January 10th, 1889 and continued to show interest in her.

On March 7th, 1898 he gave verbally the imprimatur for “Story of a Soul.”