Blessed Paul Dochier

Blessed Paul DochierAlso known as

  • Brother Luc
  • Doc Luc
  • one of the Monks of Tibhirine



A physician, he joined the Trappists in 1941 but continued to practice medicine throughout World War II, treating anyone who needed it, and never charging. He moved to Algeria in 1947 where he continued his free medical practice. Asthma sufferer. In 1959 he was kidnapped by members of the Front de Libération Nationale (National Liberation Front), a nationalist and socialist party fighting in the Algerian War, but was later released.

Brother Luc was 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 Paul Dochier“. CatholicSaints.Info. 15 September 2018. Web. 27 October 2021. <>