Born at Avignon (Vaucluse), January 21, 1819.
Taking of the habit at Notre-Dame de l’Osier, March 18, 1847.
Oblation at Notre-Dame de l’Osier, March 19, 1848. (no. 189)
Dispensed from his vows, June 25, 1849.

Dominique Luc was born in Avignon on January 21, 1819. He entered the novitiate at Notre-Dame de l’Osier on March 18, 1847 and made his oblation there on March 19, 1848. At the General Council session of February 22, 1848, there was some hesitation about admitting him. In the session’s report, the secretary general wrote: More than 25 years of age, “he exercised a profession very little in accord with the practice of Christian virtue. He had to do a lot of work to adjust to the practices of religious life […] He is an individual with a singular turn of mind, with a soul where, it seems, until now, prayer life has not made any appreciable inroads and in whom the imagination has much too much of a hold.” In spite of all that, he was admitted to vows because Father Vincens, the master of novices, judged him favourably.

After one year of theological studies at the major seminary of Marseilles, he was dispensed from his vows. In a May 20, 1849 letter to Father Vincens, the Founder wrote: “Luc is the one who embarrasses me. There is no possibility of changing him in the ideas he has adopted in philosophy and perhaps in theology. It is often pure pantheism or impure pantheism […] He is continually proclaiming his beliefs, and he has harmed some of the seminarians who are fooled by his confident tone and by his elegant speech…” Oblate Writings I, vol. 10, no. 1006, p. 253)
After his name in the old Personnel Register they wrote: “He died at Avignon after having married.”

Yvon Beaudoin, o.m.i.