Born at Campile (Corsica), January 12, 1825.
Taking of the habit at Notre-Dame de l’Osier, July 15, 1848.
Oblation at Notre-Dame de l’Osier, July 16, 1849. (no. 255)
Ordination to the priesthood at Marseilles, May 25, 1850.
Died at Ajaccio, February 10, 1855.
Paul Jean Pasqualini was born at Campile in the diocese of Ajaccio on January 12, 1825. He attended the major seminary of Ajaccio until the sub-diaconate and entered the novitiate of Notre-Dame de l’Osier, July 15, 1848. He was admitted to vows at the July 7, 1849 session of the General Council. The secretary wrote in the minutes of the session: “No difficulty was raised with regard to the time and place of admission to vows of Brother Pasqualini from the diocese of Ajaccio, Corsica. He is a young man that our priests at the major seminary of Ajaccio have known for several years. He has all the qualities of intellect and heart, enthusiasm, prayer life, obedience, regular observance, love of the holy Rules and of the Congregation and his talents are above average to the extent that we are justified in hoping that this young man will one day do well and will make a positive contribution to the glory of God and the salvation of souls.”
After his oblation on July 16, 1849 he spent one year at the major seminary of Marseilles and was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop de Mazenod on May 25, 1850. In 1850-1851, he taught philosophy at the major seminary of Ajaccio, replacing Father Michelier who was ill. On April 21, 1851, Father Magnan the superior, wrote to the Founder: “This young priest, in my estimation, has done very well and he has a special bent for this kind of studies. The students adjust very well to his goodness, the fact that he is approachable and they can talk to him, etc.”
Subsequently, Father Pasqualini was assistant priest at the Nesa parish while living at the convent of Vico. In a brief obituary, Father Tamburini stated that this priest distinguished himself by his great zeal for ministry, by a perfect regular observance and an exemplary fraternal charity within the community.
Struck down with “pulmonary consumption” in August of 1854, he was sent to the seminary at Ajaccio where he died a holy death on February 10, 1855.
Yvon Beaudoin, o.m.i.