Born: Amsterdam, Holland, January 3, 1810.
Priestly ordination: Luxembourg, April 27, 1847.
Took the habit: N.-D. de l’Osier, August 7, 1859.
Vows: N.-D. de l’Osier, August 15, 1860 (N. 519).
Dispensation from vows: January 2, 1863.
Died: Northfield, Wisconsin, USA, May 29, 1874.

Louis Lux was born in Amsterdam on January 3, 1810. There is a short biography of him in the Personnel of 1862. It says that, after classical studies he entered the Redemptorists, took vows in Saint-Troud, Belgium on March 26, 1842, spent some time in Rome and then in England. He was ordained priest in Luxembourg on April 27, 1847. As a result of some difficulty with his superiors, he left the Redemptorists on May 11, 1848. He went to Italy and studied art and painting. During that time he was also a tutor in different families. Having spent some time in Chartreuse he was admitted to the Oblate novitiate of Notre-Dame de l’Osier on August 7, 1859. The reports of Father Vandenberghe, novice master, are summed up in the Personnel of 1862: “Of robust temperament, he seemed to be living an austere life. Very sanguine, very irascible. A life style that is quite original and singular. Very stubborn in his ideas. In Italy he had picked up the ideas of the day.” He took vows on August 15, 1860 and was sent to the parish of Holy Angels, Buffalo, New York (1860-1862). He spent some time in the Trappist monastery of New Mellery, near Dubuque, Iowa (1862), joined the diocesan clergy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and received a dispensation from his vows on January 2, 1863. Later, he was in Stevens Point, Michigan (1863-1864), Ellis, Wisconsin (1864-1866), Prairie-du-Chien, Wisconsin (1866-1867), St. Bridget’s, Northfield, Wisconsin (1873-1874). That is where he died on May 29, 1874.

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