Frithjof Schuon (1907-1998) is the foremost representative of the “perennialist” or “traditionalist” school of comparative religious thought, well-known for its espousal of the “transcendent unity of religions.” Schuon is the author of over thirty books on metaphysics, comparative religion, art, philosophy, poetry, and spirituality.
Catherine Schuon’s interest in world religions and spirituality brought her into contact with Frithjof Schuon, the famous writer, whom she married in May 1949. She accompanied her husband on all of his travels and helped him to receive visits and answer correspondence from spiritual seekers who came to seek her husband’s counsel. Her work with her husband brought her into contact with people from diverse religions and from throughout the world. Gifted in languages, she also became fluent in English and conversant in Italian, in addition to the three languages of her youth: German, French and Spanish.