Blessed Célestin Ringeard

Blessed Célestin RingeardAlso known as

  • one of the Monks of Tibhirine



Célestin served as a nurse during the Algeria Independence War, caring for the injured on both sides of the conflict. Catechist who worked with the homeless, alcoholics, prostitutes and outcasts of Nantes, France. Diocesan priest. Célestin joined the Trappist monks in 1983, and moved to Algeria in 1987. He had six coronary bypasses over time after having discovered a heart problem in the Christmas season of 1993. One of the seven monks at the Atlas Abbey of Tibhirine near Médéa, Algeria who were monks kidnapped over the night of 26–27 March 1996 during the Algerian Civil War. They were held captive for two months, then murdered for being Christian. Martyr.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Célestin Ringeard“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 September 2018. Web. 27 October 2021. <>