Blessed Lucien Galan – Feast Day – May 12

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Blessed Lucien Galan was a priest born on December 9 1921 in Golinhac, Aveyron, France. He was shot dead and died as a martyr on May 12 1968 on the highway in Houey Makchan, Paksong, Champasak, Laos. We celebrate his feast day on May 12 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of Bl. Lucien Galan – Feast Day

Blessed Lucien Galan Biography

Date of Birth December 9 1921
Place of Birth Golinhac, Aveyron, France
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Priests
Profession Priest
Place of Work Laos
Date of Death May 12 1968
Place of Death The highway in Houey Makchan, Paksong, Champasak, Laos.
Feast Day May 12
Beatification Beatified by Pope Francis on December 11 2016

Blessed’s Biography

Blessed Lucien Galan was a priest and member of the Paris Foreign Missions Society. He was a missionary to China, working the Xichang, Sichuan area. Imprisoned for this work in November 1950, he was exiled and arrived in Hong Kong in January 1952.

He was reassigned to a mountainous area of Laos in 1956; in February 1960 he replaced Blessed René Dubroux who had been murdered in 1959.

Parish priest of Blessed Thomas Khampheuane Inthirath, he was taking the boy to catechist training when the two were murdered.

Blessed Lucien Galan
Bl Lucien Galan

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