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Name: FOUASSE, Paul (Father)

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Birth Date: 4.6.1879 Pont-Ecrepin, Orne

Death Date: 3.10.1914 Bordeaux

First Date: 1905

Profession: Missionary

Area: Bura

Book Reference: Drumkey, North, EAHB 1907, Red Book 1912

General Information:

North - Fr. Paul Fouasse - Holy Ghost Fathers, b. 1879, Pont-Ecrepin, Orne; Dep. Marseille for Zanzibar 10-10-1905; Bura Mission, d. 3-10-1940, France
EAHB 1907 - P. Fousse - Bura
Red Book 1912 - P. Fouasse - Kyambu
Henry J. Koren, Spiritan East African Memorial, 1994: Professed on October 28,1900 at Orly, he did his senior studies at Chevilly, where he was also ordained on October 28, 1904. On October 10, 1905 he sailed for the Vicariate of North Zanguebar. Bp. Allgeyer placed him at Bura to familiarize himself with Africa.  After being hospitalized in Zanzibar, he could resume his work at All Saints parish in Nairobi. In 1910 he functioned as director of the Kiambu mission to the Kikuyu. 

World War One mobilized him for the French armed forces and when the war was over, he was retained in France.  In 1919 we find him at Miserghin, Algeria.  The flourishing works there had been ordered closed by the French government during Combe's persecution of religious orders, but a verbal agreement had allowed the place to stay open as a retirement and recuperation facility of the Congregation. In 1927 he was stationed at the Spiritan senior seminary of Mortain, but three years later he was assigned to the Vicariate of Cayenne in Guiana. He served there as procurator for the vicariate in Cayenne till 1934. Returning to France, he served as a chaplain and then in 1935 became bursar of the local community in Bordeaux.  He died there of diabetes.

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