Born on December 7th, 1882, Jacques Sevin died in Boran-sur-Oise on July 19th, 1951. He is a French Jesuit priest declared venerable by Pope Benedictus 16th on May 10th, 2012.
In 1920, he is one of the co-founder with Canon Cornette and other leaders, of the Scouts de France, as well as the International Office of the Catholic Scouts (Known today under the name of International Catholic Conference of Scouting – ICCS).
In 1944, Jacques Sevin founded an evangelical and apostolic, contemplative and missionary religious congregation, The Holy Cross of Jerusalem. Its spirituality itself draws from the main sources of the spirituality of St Ignatius, as well as St Therese of the Child Jesus, St Therese of Avila and from Scouting.
This congregation, applying the pedagogical values advocated by Jacques Sevin, is more particularly committed in the education and evangelization of the youth.
Le Prieuré de la Sainte Croix de Jérusalem
Allée Saint Martin
60820 BORAN SUR OISE