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Name: RAULT, Louis (Rev. Father)

Birth Date: 3 Sep 1883 Trégueux, Brittany

Death Date: 10 Sep 1957 Le Brulé, Reunion

First Date: 1922

Profession: St. Austin's Catholic Mission

Area: Nairobi

Book Reference: KAD, Red 25, Hut, Red 22

General Information:

Henry J. Koren, Spiritan East African Memorial, 1994: He made his vows on October 2, 1905 at Chevilly, did his higher studies there, and was ordained on October 28,1910. On November 10, 1911 he sailed for the Zanzibar vicariate, where Bp. Allgeyer placed him in the Mangu station. He still served there in 1914, but his whereabouts during World War One are not clear. We may presume that he was neither intemed nor mobilized and thus able to help staff missions in distress. ln 1920 we find him at St. Austin's, Simonisdale (Nairobi). ln the mid-1920s he served as director of the Mangu mission, until he assumed the same function at Limuru when this mission was returned to the control of the Zanzibar vicariate in 193'1. After a leave of absence in 1934, he went to the island of Zanzibar to serve in its parish. His last known station in Kenya was Kilungu in 1939. lnformation about him during World War Two is lacking. Going on leave to France in 1947, he was transferred to Reunion. He was 64 years old by then, but continued to render service in pastoral rninistry on that island for nearly a decade. 
He died there after an illness of only a few hours.

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