Michel Quoist was a priest and a French writer. mHis father had died early. Therefore Michel began to work at the age of 14. He sought meaning of life. In 1947 he became a priest. His work as a chaplain and a writer was focused on young people. After Advanced Studies at the Institute of Social and Political Sciences, as a researcher and practitioner, he developed a method of inquiry which will later be known as an urban classic. He wrote a thesis on a sociology of the old Rouen City. Afterwards he returned to Le Havre as vicar, later becoming a parish priest.