112th Anniversary of the Birth of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre

Source: FSSPX News

On Wednesday, November 29, 1905, Marcel Lefebvre, third child of René Lefebvre and Gabrielle Watine Lefebvre, was born in Tourcoing. 

It was too late in the day to baptize the newborn; so it was the next day, on the feast of the apostle St. Andrew, that Marcel François Marie Joseph was baptized in the Church of Notre Dame.

Bishop Tissier de Mallerais writes:

The Archbishop’s mother never waited to be back on her feet before having the children baptized; the family went to the church without her and it was only after the ceremony that she was happy to hold the baby, born again to the divine life and resplendent with sanctifying grace. When Louise, the maid, gave her Marcel to kiss, Mrs. Lefebvre received one of those intuitions which she often had: 'He will have an important role in the Church close to the Pope.'

(pg. 6-7)

Extract from Marcel Lefebvre, The Biography, Angelus Press.