Bro. L'ANGELLIER, Casimir FSC
Birth in Singapore: [5 May 1900]
Brother Casimir L’Angellier
Brother Casimir was born in Singapore, 5 May 1900. He belonged to a highly respected, staunch, long-standing Catholic family. After receiving his early education in St. Joseph’s Institution, Singapore, he was among the first novices to join the Da La Salle Brothers at the newly opened Novitiate in Kuala Lumpur, 1916.
After his religious and pedagogical training, he taught with success in Singapore and Malaysia. He held the post of Principal for more than 20 years. In 1970, he came to Hong Kong to help Brother Paul Sun in St. Joseph’s Anglo-Chinese School. When his health deteriorated slightly he returned to help in La Salle Primary School.
Brother Casimir was a sound religious and a kind-hearted and understanding Principal and Superior and a very scholarly man. He could and did teach almost every subject with remarkable success. He wrote extensively, plays and operettas for the younger students, articles and features and three textbooks on Holy Scripture which are still widely used in schools.
He suffered a stroke in 1971 and was confined to St. Teresa’s Hospital where he remained an example of calm, patience and resignation to God’s will until his death on 18 December - exactly one week short of his Golden Jubilee of Perpetual Profession as a Brother. He made his profession in the Order of the Brothers on Christmas Day, 1925.
The Brothers wish to record their sincere thanks to the
Sisters and Nursing Staff of St. Teresa’s Hospital who over the past years
rendered Brother Casimir such persevering, loving and devoted care.
2 January 1976
◆ 先賢錄－－香港天主教神職及男女修會會士 (1841-2010), 天主教香港教區檔案處, 2010.
◆ The Gateway Hong Kong Lasallian Family Bulletin Forty-Fourth Issue, The Lasallian Family Hong Kong, January 2013.