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Feastday: February 23

Birth: 1876

Death: 1936

Beatified By: November 25, 1984 by Pope John Paul II


Blessed Daniel Jules Alexis Brottier, C.S.Sp. (September 7, 1876 - February 28, 1936) was a French Roman Catholic priest in the Congregation of the Holy Ghost. He was awarded the Croix de guerre and the L├ęgion d'honneur for his services as a chaplain during World War I, did missionary work in Senegal, and administered an orphanage in Auteuil, a suburb of Paris. He was declared venerable in 1983, and beatified on November 25, 1984, by Pope John Paul II.


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