Bishop Charles-Marie Himmer

Born in 1902, Charles-Marie Himmer was the bishop of Tournai in Belgium from 1949-1977. A close friend of Cardijn, he often used to say « J'ai pratiqué à plein la méthode de Cardijn : voir, juger, agir. J'y suis resté fidèle, et j'y crois toujours ». I fully practised the method of Cardijn: see, judge, act. I stayed faithful to it and I still believe in it".


Charles-Marie Himmer (

Bishop Charles-Marie Himmer (Catholic Hierarchy)


Allocution à la JOC belge - Rome 1957