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D'HULST, Mgr. [Monseigneur]
VIE DE JUST DE BRETENIERES MISSIONNAIRE APOSTOLIQUE MARTYRISE EN COREE EN 1866.
Paris 1888, Poussielgue. Restored stiff wrs., 374p., a tiny mend to title page lower corner, 374p., 12 x 18 cm., frontis portrait of Bretenieres, contents foxed, else solid, cover title in facsimile, back cover preserved. FIRST EDITION The author, Monseigneur D'Hulst [1841-1896] was the founder and rector of the Catholic Institute of Paris. He wrote the true and historic story about the missionary activities of Bretenieres and his fellow missionaries, all of whom were murdered by the Koreans in 1866. WHO WAS JUST DE BRETENIERES [1838-1866] MISSIONARY TO KOREA: Just de Bretenieres was martyr in Korea, was the only brother of the late venerable and respected superior of Saint Francis de Sales College in Dijon, his father was the Baron of Bretenieres, a small village about seven miles out side of Dijon. Just de Bretenieres entered the Paris Seminary for Foreign Missions in 1859. His parents were staying in that city at the time, and the news which the son announced was a severe blow which they both faced with silent grief, but with perfect resignation, the father actually presenting his son in person at the Mission House in the Rue du Bac. The allotments to missions are not known at the Missions Etrangeres [Foreign Missions] until shortly before the young priests departure. When Just de Bretenieres was told that he should go to Korea, his joy knew no bounds. Three others were to accompany him, Fathers Dorie, Beaulieu and Huin. The class numbered eleven and all departed together. They stopped at Cairo and after a voyage of forty days arrived in Hong Kong. The four "Korean … [Click Below for Full Description]
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