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Monod's Family Heritage

Among the Protestant preachers and active religious workers of Paris the name of Monod stands first.

M. John Monod, the President of the Paris Consistory, lies buried in Pere la Chaise; yet his name is honoured by a multitude, and the fruits of his life and works may be seen in the strength which the Protestant cause has gained in this city.

One of his sons, M. William Monod, is now an aged man; yet he preaches frequently, and in spite of the tendency of the times to go to hear young preachers, he has always a numerous auditory. His venerable appearance and the work he has accomplished insure for him respect and confidence.

His nephew, M. Theodore Monod, has a church in the Rue des Petits Hotels, not very far from the Northern railway station. He is a young man, but one of the most interesting and promising among the Protestant preachers of Paris. He was a chaplain in the war, which, aside from the good he accomplished in that capacity, adds to his influence. He has lived in the United States, and we believe he received his theological education there. It may be added that the family of Monod was prominent in the war for the service it rendered in the hospitals and in religious work in the field and at home.

M. Theodore Monod is one of the eight sons of M. Frederic Monod, son of the above mentioned M. Jean Monod. M. Frederic Monod was a distinguished Protestant preacher of Paris, and will doubtless be remembered by many in our own country.

With the exception of one who died in boyhood, all of these sons are occupying prominent positions of usefulness. One, M. Jean Monod, is Professor of Theology at Montauban. M. Gustave Monod is General Agent of the British and Foreign Bible Society in Paris. M. Henri Monod is General Secretary at the Paris Prefecture. M. Leopold Monod is pastor of a church at Lyons. Messrs. Albert and Emilo Monod are merchants in London.

Taken from “Protestantism in Paris,” Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle, October, 1872, (London: Hodder & Stoughtan, 1872), 584.