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Feastday: September 9
Birth: 1803
Death: 1864
Beatified By: 24 April 1989 by Pope John Paul II

Jacques-Désiré Laval (also Jacob Desiré Laval; 18 September 1803 - 9 September 1864) was a French Roman Catholic priest and missionary to Mauritius. He is known honorifically as the "Apostle of Mauritius",[1] and was the first blessed of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit.


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