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Title: Raïssa Oumançoff and Jacques Maritain
Subtitle: A Couple Take the Path of Love and of Faith
Author(s): DANESE, Attilio , DI NICOLA, Giulia Paola
Journal: Marriage, Families & Spirituality
Volume: 22 Issue: 1 Date: 2016
This article discusses the love between Raïssa and Jacques Maritain, two persons with very different origins and education: she a Russian Jewess in exile, he a bourgeois Protestant. Their meeting at the Sorbonne, their shared involvement on behalf of human rights, the search for the truth, the friendship with Léon Bloy, the meetings at Meudun, and the periods in America and in Rome are presented primarily from the perspective of the emotional, intellectual, and spiritual union between the couple. The article emphasizes out the mutual care, praise, and gift of self.