Saint Mutien Marie Wiaux

Saint Mutien Marie WiauxAlso known as

  • Louis Wiaux
  • Mucian Mary Wiaux
  • Mucian of Malonne
  • Mutien Marie
  • Muziano Maria Wiaux
  • The Praying Brother



Third of six children of a blacksmith whose family was noted for piety. Louis attended a small country school, and then helped in his father‘s shop. He joined the Brothers of Christian Schools on 7 April 1852 at age 11, taking the name Mutien Marie, and beginning his novitiate in Namur, Belgium. As a Christian Brother, he taught at several elementary schools near Brussels, Belgium; he was so easy on his students that his classes were known for getting out of hand. He was re-assigned to music and art classes so he could work with small classes, and work individually with students. He soon became an excellent fine arts teacher, and the one-to-one work led many young people to see and follow his excellent example of a holy life devoted to prayer.






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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Mutien Marie Wiaux“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 October 2021. Web. 17 October 2021. <>