French canadian catholic priest.
Théophile Desruisseaux is a middle-aged man in its late 30’s/early 40’s. He looks serious at first, but he never hesistates to smile when he feels like it is appropriate.
This man stands about 5’8 tall and is not all that tough. A few wrinkles on his face and a couple of white hair show that this man has lived.
Everyone knows that he is a priest since he always wears his priest cassock and a white collar. The man also never apears without his brown leather briefcase and his silver rosary.
His strong accent shows that he isn’t from New England, but is English is still really good. Everyone that has travelled in Canada or in the french villages in New England will recognise that french accent.
Place of birth: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, Canada
Date of birth: November 16 1883 (age 39)
Has studied: Grand Séminaire de Montréal
Théophile Desruisseaux was born to Archibald Desruisseaux and Rose-Amée Desruisseaux (née Martel) in the fall of 1883. As a child, he grew up on a farm in a familly of 16 children, being the 14th.
At the age of twelve years old, the local authorities sensed great potential in Théophile and decided to send him study in Montréal. There, he has learned latin, as well a science and history. At the age of 21 years old, he was sent to the town of Manchester, New Hampshire in order to assist the local clerical authoritites on the administration of the local parish. A local french community had formed there and the catholic church was trying to get in touch with the migrant workers comming from canada is search of work in the local textile industry.
In the United States, Théophile hung out mostly with his fellow catholic parishioner and priests. He still managed to learn English in order of being able to deal with the local authorities. It wasn’t rare that the priest had to bail out one of his followers that had been incarcerated for public drunkness or violent behavior.
Father Desruisseaux lived a life of privation and devotion for the next 18 years until, one day, something brouht him to the town of Akhram…