An undated and unidentified press clipping in the JOCI Archives, probably from the French Catholic paper, La Croix in September 1960, notes the appointment to the Preparatory Commission on Lay Apostolate of Archbishop Gabriel-Marie Garrone of Toulouse, “one of the French prelates who had taken a very keen interest in the Action Catholique Ouvrière,” the Workers Catholic Action movement.
Originally a priest from the Diocese of Chambéry in the French Alps, Garrone had been an early and ardent supporter of the JOC and other Specialised Catholic Action movements.
In 1958, he published a short book entitled “L’Action catholique,” explaining the importance of the Specialised Catholic Action movements.
Press clipping (Archives JOCI)
Gabriel-Marie Garrone, 50 years of Church life (Joseph Cardijn Digital Library)
Gabriel-Marie Garrone (Joseph Cardijn Digital Library)
Gabriel-Marie Cardinal Garrone (Catholic Hierarchy)
Gabriel-Marie Garrone (Wikipedia)