Father Renaud Bouffard


Entered the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in 1955. Ordained a priest in 1961. Missionary to Haiti in 1963. Parish priest at the church of Saint Anne in Chardonnières, diocese of Les Cayes, Haiti.

On Sunday 23 May 1971, Father Renaud announced at Mass that he had obtained funding for a clean drinking water system for the area. Three local men assumed that this meant he had a pile of cash somewhere in his house, and two days later, they broke in and murdered him for it. There was, of course, no money.



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MLA Citation

  • “Father Renaud Bouffard“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 December 2019. Web. 18 April 2021. <>