Joseph-Marie Cassant was born on the 6th of March, 1878, at Casseneuil, Lot-et-Garonne, France. After a trial period, Joseph entered the Cistercian Abbey of Sainte-Marie du Désert, in the diocese of Toulouse, France, on December 5, 1894. Not a brilliant student, he did well enough to pass his examinations and was ordained a priest on October 12, 1902. At that point it became clear that he had contracted tuberculosis, and he died on June 17, 1903.
Blessed Marie-Joseph Cassant
Biography, a letter, and some comments in order to prepare for the beatification of Father Marie-Joseph Cassant, by Fr. Lode van Hecke, OCSO. [pdf]
Joseph-Marie Cassant (1878-1903)
Official Vatican biography of the beatified Trappist priest, with a photo and a link to Pope John Paul II's homily upon Blessed Joseph-Marie's beatification on October 3, 2004.
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