Bl. Scubilion Rousseau
April 13, Blessed


A pious young man who served as a catechist. Entered the Christian Brothers‘ noviate in Paris, France on 24 December 1822, taking the name Scubilion Elementary school teacher for ten years in various locations in France. In 1833 he was assigned to teach and work with slaves on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean; he spent 34 years there. He modified the lessons to suit the natives, started classes for them at night, worked with local priests, and brought many to the faith by his example of Christian life.

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