Thursday, July 2, 2020

Blessed Christian Lemarchand – Saint of the Day – May 21

Bl. Christian Lemarchand Biography

Bl. Christian Lemarchand Profile. Born: 1 March 1930 in France, Europe. Worked in Algeria. Died: 21 May 1996 in Algeria. Feast Day is celebrated on May 21.


The Memorial of Bl. Christian Lemarchand – Saint of the Day

Bl. Christian Lemarchand 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 1 March 1930
Country of Birth France in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Monks
Profession soldier, 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 Christian Lemarchand was the son of a soldier. Converted to Christianity and lived part of his youth in Indochina Vietnam and Algeria. For fourteen years, he was the director of the Saint-Charles College of Thonars (Deux-Sèvres). In 1981 Christian joined the Trappists in the abbey of Bellefontaine and moved to Algeria and Morocco in 1990. He was among the monks Captured during the night of 26 to 27 March 1996 during the civil war in Algeria. They were detained for two months and then murdered because they were Christians.

Blessed Christian Lemarchand
Blessed Christian Lemarchand