Blessed Christian Lemarchand

Blessed Christian LemarchandAlso known as

  • Brother Bruno
  • one of the Monks of Tibhirine



Son of a career soldier, Christian lived part of his youth in Indochina (modern Vietnam) and Algeria. Director of the Saint-Charles College of Thonars (Deux-Sèvres) for fourteen years. Joined the Trappists in 1981 at the abbey of Bellefontaine, and moved to houses in Algeria and Morocco in 1990. Prior of the community in Fez, Morocco in 1990. One of the monks at the Atlas Abbey of Tibhirine near Médéa, Algeria who were 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.





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Christian Lemarchand“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 April 2020. Web. 25 January 2021. <>