Father Jules Monchanin (who chose to call himself Swami Paramarubyananda), (April 10, 1895 in Fleurie, Rhône – October 10, 1957 in Paris) was a French Catholic priest, monk and hermit. He was an ardent proponent of Hindu-Christian interfaith dialogue. He is known for the being one of the “Trinity from Tannirpalli” along with Le Saux, and Griffiths who were the co-founders of Saccidananda Ashram (also called Shantivanam), an ashram founded in the village of Tannirpalli in Tamil Nadu in 1938.
Monchanin received Final Sacrament in 1932 but survived. On the same day, he received a letter from Father Kalathil inviting him to come to India.
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