Reformation Day: Letter from Guy de Bres to His Wife
Today we commemorate the 492nd birthday of the Reformation. In honour of that, I have another small contribution to the study of Guy (Guido) de Bres, the author of the Belgic Confession. A couple of years ago, I provided a complete, new and improved English translation of the last letter of de Bres to his wife, Catherine. You can find it on-line here. Paulin Bedard is a ministerial colleague in l’Eglise Reformee du Quebec. He and his wife Claire recently put out a version of this letter in modern French. It’s now available on-line as well. I think this might be especially useful for French teachers in our Christian high schools. Whether you read it in English or “en la belle langue,” it’s a powerful letter that speaks of God’s grace in the life and death of this important Reformer.
Thank you Wes for the timely reminder of what the Reformation cost men like de Bres (though he counted it a privilege so to suffer).