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Blessed Joseph Gérard
BornMarch 12, 1831(1831-03-12), Bouxières-aux-Chênes, France
DiedMay 29, 1914(1914-05-29) (aged 83), Roma, Lesotho
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified September 15, 1988, Maseru by John Paul II
Feast May 29

Blessed Joseph Gérard, OMI (March 12, 1831 – May 29, 1914)[1] was a French Catholic missionary.

Gérard mostly worked among the Basotho people of modern-day Lesotho and the Free State province of South Africa.

Gérard was beatified by Pope John Paul II on September 15, 1988.[2] His feast day is on May 29.

References

  1. "Father Joseph Gerard, the Apostle of Basotho". Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Southern Africa. http://www.omi.org.za/lesotho/bgerard07.html. Retrieved 10 November 2016. 
  2. "Beatification of father Joseph Gerard". Libreria Editrice Vaticana. 15 September 1988. http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/homilies/1988/documents/hf_jp-ii_hom_19880915_maseru.html. Retrieved 10 November 2016.