Pages of history
Fr. Blancal (1826-1905) was a very controversial figure. A brilliant and ambitious personality, he was in constant conflict with Fr. Dehon. Fr. Dehon accepted him as he was. Blancal died in the arms of Fr. Dehon.
Life of Fr. Léon Dehon, founder of the Congregation of Priests of the Heart of Jesus.
Fr. Barnabas (Claudius) Charcosset (1848-1912) was a very spiritual priest but at the same time very engaged in social and pastoral life. He became general counselor and assistant general.
On June 13, took place the transfer of the mortal rests of Father André Prevot to St. Martin's Church in Saint Quentin, where reposed Father Leo Dehon
Fr. Sacerdos (Alexander) de Pascal was Fr. Dehon's friend, but he left the congregation after "Consummatus est" (April 22, 1884).
Fr. Claudius (Albert) Lobbé was pastor and general councilor. He was one of the most tenacious opponents of Fr. Dehon during the 1893 and 1896 general chapters.
P. Martino-Maria (Agostino) Waguet, Padre Agostino (Leo) Herr (1855-1904). Padre Paolo della Croce (Arturo) Delgoffe (1861-1944), Padre Pietro della Natività (Emilio) Bertrand (1863-1946), Padre Benedetto (Giuliano) Lequeux (1861-1908)
Fr. Paul Marie (Alfredo) Philippot, Fr. Giacomo Maria (Ernesto) Herr (1856-1929), Fr. Bartolomeo Maria (Edmondo) Dessons (1852-1923)
Fr. Thaddeus Captier was an intelligent and erudite person, but also scrupulous, exalted, visionary, unable to guide himself and others. And nevertheless he was welcomed into the congregation by Fr. Dehon
Fr. Francis Xavier (Philip) Lamour (1843-1921), assumed various positions in the Congregation and became General Councilor. Fr. Dehon remembers him as a person who was "too mystical." He was sent by Fr. Dehon to Palestine to found two houses in Nazareth and Bethany, but the project failed.
P. Matías Maria (Orfila) Legrand (1849-1925) was a close friend of Fr. Dehon since his youth. He joined the Congregation and held several offices, including General Councilor. He died a day after Fr. Dehon's death.
Fr. Falleur is known today through the "Cahiers Falleur," the notebooks he wrote as novice writing down Fr. Dehon's instructions. He was a close collaborator of Fr. Dehon. He became general treasurer and thanks to this office he collected Fr. Dehon's correspondence that we still preserve today.
Father Giuseppe Eugenio Paris was the second person who came to join the congregation. He was a person who spoke his mind, without diplomacy. He was a professor, a general councilor, a man who experienced the difficult years of the Congregation at the beginning of the foundation