Bernard-Louis’s father died when the boy was very young, but his mother raised him with a good Christian education. He entered the seminary of the diocese of Bordeaux, France at age 17, but health problems caused his studies to take a little longer than normal. He joined the Paris Foreign Missions Society in 1863, was ordained on 21 May 1864, and sent to the missions in Korea where he worked and died with Saint Siméon-François Berneux. Tortured and martyred in one of the anti–Christian persecutions.
- tortured, blinded by having quicklime thrown in his eyes, and then beheaded on 7 March 1866 on a beach beside the Han River in Saenamteo, Seoul, South Korea
- “Saint Bernard-Louis Beaulieu“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 March 2017. Web. 26 March 2017. <>