Thursday, July 2, 2020

Blessed Célestin Ringeard – Saint of the Day – May 21

Bl. Célestin Ringeard Biography

Bl. Célestin Ringeard Profile. Born: 27 July 1933 in France, Europe. Worked in Algeria. Died: 21 May 1996 in Algeria. Feast Day is celebrated on May 21.


The Memorial of Bl. Célestin Ringeard – Saint of the Day

Bl. Célestin Ringeard Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 27 July 1933
Country of Birth France in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Monks
Profession Priest, Monk
Place of Work Algeria
Date of Death 21 May 1996
Place of Death Algeria
Feast Day May 21
Beatification Beatified by Pope Francis on 8 December 2018
Canonization Canonized by N/A
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Blessed’s Biography

Blessed Célestin Ringeard served as a nurse during the Revolutionary War in Algeria and looked after the injured on both sides. He also worked with the homeless, alcoholics, prostitutes and outcasts of Nantes in France.  Diocesan priest. In 1983 he joined the Trappist monks and moved to Algeria in 1987. After suffering from a heart problem in 1993, he had six bypasses. Célestin was among the seven monks who were abducted during the night of 26-27 March 1996 during the civil war in Algeria. They were detained for two months and then murdered because they were Christians. 

Blessed Célestin Ringeard
Blessed Célestin Ringeard