Born at Copenhagen, April 9, 1820.
Taking of the habit at Notre-Dame de l’Osier, July 15, 1848.
Oblation (five year vows), September 8, 1850. (no. 257)
Left the Congregation.
Louis Joseph Hansen was born in Copenhagen on April 9, 1820. He began his novitiate at Notre-Dame de l’Osier on July 15, 1848. The July 7, 1849 session of the General Council admitted him to vows of one year “with favourable report.” On October 21, 1849, however, they refused to admit him to five year vows. In the report of the session, we read that “No adequate reason was brought forward in his favour. On the contrary, plausible and very reasonable motives led the council to decide against this speedy admission, given that there are reasons to further test the above mentioned brother.”
One year later on September 4, 1850, they admitted to five year vows “Brother Louis Hansen, a Dane by birth, a convert to the Catholic faith a few years previously. His first vows expired this last July 16. This brother is compliant, a hard worker and faithful to his exercises of prayer. Taking into consideration his own desires, we are designating him for the foreign missions…”
Brother Hansen made his five year oblation at Le Calvaire in Marseilles on September 8, 1850 and, no doubt as well, at this moment or later, his perpetual oblation since he was given an oblation number. Later on, his name no longer appears in Oblate sources.
Yvon Beaudoin, o.m.i.