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[SOCIETY OF MARY]; [CHANEL, Pierre Louis Marie (Saint Peter Chanel), 1803-1841]

[MISSIONARY] S. Petrus Chanel

$10.00 AUD

Rome : L. Salomone, [circa 1930]. Offset printed card, 117 x 75 mm, recto with illustration depicting the martyrdom of Father Peter Chanel, a Marist missionary murdered on the island of Futuna, to the northwest of Tonga, in 1841. Chanel was one of the first group of Marist missionaries to be sent to the southwest Pacific. The missionaries arrived at their various destinations in 1837, having been accompanied on the voyage by Jean Baptiste Pompallier, the first Bishop of Western Oceania (including New Zealand). Fine.

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