Bishop Jean-Philippe Nault
Mgr Jean Philippe Nault, Bishop of Digne, will give a talk on the Eucharistique spirituality of the Curé d'Ars. He will also preside at the closing Holy Mass.
Jean-Philippe Nault, was born April 13, 1965 in Paris. After obtaining a degree in Agricultural Engineering, in 1991 he entered the International Seminary of the Society of Jean-Marie-Vianney in Ars where he studied philosophy. He then joined the French Seminary in Rome where he completed his theological studies and obtained his canonical license in dogmatic theology in 1999.
In the meantime, he was ordained a priest for the diocese of Belley-Ars in 1998 and joined the Society of Jean-Marie-Vianney. On returning from Rome, he was appointed vice-rector and then rector a few months later of the basilica of Ars, a position he held until 2012. In 2008-2009, he was one of the organizers of the jubilee on the occasion of the 150 years of the death of the Curé of Ars and the following year, he participated actively in the year of priests proclaimed by Benedict XVI and placed under the patronage of Saint Jean-Marie Vianney. In September 2012, he became the parish priest of the co-cathedral of Notre-Dame of Bourg-en-Bresse.
Pope Francis named him Bishop of Digne, Riez and Sisteron on November 7, 2014. His brother, Most Rev. Fr. Jean-Charles Nault, is Benedictine abbot of the abbey of Saint-Wandrille.