Jean Le Vacher

From Vincentian Encyclopedia

Apostolic Vicar of Tunis, 1650 - 1683; from 1668 also Apostolic Vicar of Algiers.

"...when Jean le Vacher and Martin Husson, a lay lawyer, were leaving for Tunis and Vincent gave them some advice: They (sic) were to keep the rules of the Congregation, they were to try to practise the same virtues listed for those going to Algiers seven years earlier, namely zeal, humility, mortification and obedience; simplicity, which had not been in the previous list, is also added." (p. 459) [1]

Jean le Vacher was martyred in 1683 by being tied to the mouth of a cannon.

See also: Martyrs and Confessors of the Faith


  • Davitt CM, Thomas. "St Vincent, the Common Rules and the Individual Confrère", Colloque Autumn 1985 p. 459. Retrieved on September 30, 2007.

Additional information:

Gleizes, R., Jean Le Vacher, (Paris:l914).
Misermont, L., Jean Le Vacher, (Paris:l935).
Rossiter, N., Some Vincentian Missionaries, (Australia:l955).