Born at Cruseilles (Haute-Savoie), June 26, 1827
Taking of the habit at Notre-Dame de l’Osier, May 12, 1847
Oblation at Notre-Dame de l’Osier, May 13, 1848 (no. 196)
Died at Notre-Dame de Lumières, October 17, 1850.
Jules-Marie Pellarin was born at Cruseilles, in the diocese of Chambéry, and entered the novitiate at Notre-Dame de l’Osier on May 12, 1847. The General Council admitted him to vows on April 17, 1848. He made his oblation on May 13 of the following year. Father Vincens, the novice master, had provided information that was entirely favourable with regard to the piety, conduct and character of this particular novice.
During his studies as a scholastic brother at the major seminary of Marseilles, he was sent to take some rest at Notre-Dame de Lumières where he died on October 17, 1850. In the registry of the personnel in 1862, we find written: “He died of consumption which gave him the opportunity to sanctify himself while edifying his confreres for many long months.” At the time when Brother Pellarin was becoming ever more ill, Father Tempier, the superior at the major seminary, wrote in an October 8 letter to Father Joseph Bise, the superior of Notre-Dame de Lumières: “I will sorely miss him when we will lose him. He was excellent in every regard and I believe he would have done a great deal of good in the sacred ministry. May God reward him, not only according to his virtue, but according to the measure of his desire to work for his glory.”
Brother Pellarin was interred in the vault of St. Michael’s chapel at Notre-Dame de Lumières.
Yvon Beaudoin, o.m.i.