Venerable Gabriel Rivat

[Venerable Brother Francois]
Also known as

  • Brother François
  • Brother Francisco


Joined the Marist Brothers in 1818, making his initial vows in 1819 and his perpetual profession in 1826. Served as a cook at Marlhes in 1820. Taught at Vanosc and Boulieu from 1821 to 1826. Served as personal secretary to Saint Marcellino Champagnat in 1831. Superior general of the Marists in 1839. Under Brother Francois the Institute spread beyond France to Belgium and England. Vicar general in 1860. Retired to the Hermitage de Notre Dame in 1863.





  • if you have information relevant to the beatification of Brother Francois, contact
       Frt. Jorge Flores Aceves, FMS
       Fréres Maristes
       55 rue de Commandant Charcot
       69100 Sainte-Foy-les-Lyons, FRANCE

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Gabriel Rivat“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 June 2013. Web. 27 March 2015. <>