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Br. Miguel Febres Cordero

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A short biography about the Ecuadorian saint, Br. Miguel Febres Cordero, FSC, who was canonized in 1984.

 

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Brother Miguel Febres Cordero: Teacher, Scholar, Saint by Luke Salm, FSC. Saint Miguel Febres Cordero of Ecuador combined holiness and a genial personality with intellectual distinction. He earned eminence as teacher, scholar, and authority on the Spanish language. Though honored by learned societies of three nations, his greatest joy was preparing children for first Communion.

Francisco Febres Cordero was born into a family that has always been prominent in Ecuadorian politics. Crippled from birth, he had to overcome family opposition to realize his vocation to be a lay religious, the first native of Ecuador to be received into the Institute.

Brother Miguel was a gifted teacher from the start and a diligent student. When he was not quite twenty years old, he published the first of his many books, a Spanish grammar that soon became a standard text. In time his research and publications in the field of literature and linguistics put him in touch with scholars all over the world and he was granted membership in the National Academies of Ecuador and Spain. Despite high academic honors, teaching remained his first priority, especially his classes in religion and for the young men he prepared for first communion. His students admired his simplicity, his directness, his concern for them, and the intensity of his devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Virgin Mary.

In 1907 he passed through New York on his way to Belgium, where he had been called to translate texts into Spanish for the use of the Brothers recently exiled from France. His health, always delicate, did not easily adjust to the rigors of the European climate. Transferred to the junior novitiate at Premia del Mar in Spain, during a revolutionary outbreak in 1909 he supervised a dramatic evacuation of his young charges to the safety of Barcelona across the bay. Shortly after they were able to return, he contracted pneumonia and he died at Premia, leaving behind a remarkable reputation as scholar, teacher, and saint.

Born at Cuenca, Ecuador November 7, 1854
Entered the novitiate March 24, 1868
Died February 9, 1910
Beatified October 30, 1977
Canonized October 21, 1984

(1984; 96 pp.)

Author: Br. Luke Salm, FSC

Publisher: Christian Brothers Conference – Lasallian Region of North America.

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1 review for Br. Miguel Febres Cordero

  1. Rated 3 out of 5

    georgefsc

    These small books are really helpful in developing a sense of the historical continuity of the Lasallian vocation, as lived by Brothers throughout history, and the kinds of characteristics that were valued as part of the Brothers vocation. Plus the individual stories are captivating.

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