New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Peter Louis Marie Chanel

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Peter Chanel, date and artist unknown; Lapaha, Tonga; photographed on 26 December 2008 by Tauʻolunga; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Martyr; born Cuet, France, 1802; died Futuna Island, 1841. He was ordained, 1827, and in 1831 joined the Marists, who sent him to the South Pacific missions, and assigned him to Futuna in 1837. There he was martyred by the pagans. Beatified in 1889; canonized in 1954. Feast, 28 April.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Peter Louis Marie Chanel”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 25 February 2021. <>