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August 13, 2020
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 13 of August, repeating indefinitely
Pierre Romançon was born June 14, 1805, in Thuret, France. He was so far ahead of his classmates that when he was only 14 years old the Brothers engaged him as a substitute teacher. From 1821 to 1841 he taught in elementary schools before being appointed as director of a new school in southern France in 1841. He served in that school for the next 20 years, educating the boys of the village, many of whom had never been to school. The school became a center of social and intellectual life of the village. Saint Benilde died August 13, 1862.