//‘Thatha Sami’ Fr. Louis Lèveil

‘Thatha Sami’ Fr. Louis Lèveil

Born on 6th April 1884 at Laille, France, Louis Marie Lèveil was the youngest of ten children. Next to his mother, Julianee Lebine, Lèveil was very close to his sister Victoire, who sowed the seed of priestly vocation in his heart. When Lèveil was 14, he felt the Lord’s voice deep within his heart: “Louis Priest”. On completing his secondary schooling in Sainte Croix de Vitre, he answered the Lord’s call. Although he joined the Seminary of the Archdiocese of Rennes in 1904, he left and joined the Jesuit novitiate in Limburg Province, Belgium, on 6th October 1906 after hearing about the Jesuit Madura Mission, Having completed his novitiate he left for India in September 1908.

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The author was an altar boy and close aide to ‘Thatha Sami’ (the grandfather priest) Fr. Louis Lèveil.