Fr. Christophe Marie Baudouin
VII Definitor • Paris Province
Fr. Christophe was born 25 November 1971 in Avignon (France). He made his First Profession 15 August 1995 at Gommerville, was Solemnly Professed in Avon 26 September 1998, and was ordained a Priest 23 June 2002 in Fontainbleau.
He studied Philosophy and Theology at the Theological Faculty of Lille, getting his Baccalaureate in 1999 and then being conferred with a Licence from the Theological Faculty of Paris, with specialization in Ecumenism (2001). In 2004, he wrote a book on Orthodox Spirituality: “The Prayer of the Heart”.
Offices in the Carmelite Order: From 2002 to 2004, Provincial Bursar; 2005-2008 and 2014-2020, Provincial Counsellor; 2008-2014, Prior in Paris; 2014-2017, Prior in Lille, 2017-2020, Prior of Avon. He served as Provincial of the Paris Province 2020-2021 until his election as Definitor at the General Chapter in Rome, September 2021.
As a Definitor, he is also responsible for Youth Pastoral, Ecology and Creation.