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Saint Mutien-Marie Wiaux
Born 20 March, 1841, Belgium
Died 30 January, 1917, Malonne
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified 1977 by Pope Paul VI
Canonized 10 December 1989, Vatican Basilica by Pope John Paul II
Feast 30 January

Saint Mutien-Marie Wiaux (Mucian Mary Wiaux; Mucian of Malonne) (20 March 1841 – 30 January 1917) was a Belgian member of the Brothers of Christian Schools. He was born Louis Wiaux, the third of six children, in French-speaking Belgium to a devout Catholic family. After joining the Christian Brothers, he took the religious name Mutien-Marie, "Mutien" being a reference to the early Roman martyr Mucian. He began the novitiate at Namur.

After teaching at an elementary school, he was assigned to teach at a boarding school, where he taught fine arts, including music and art, for fifty-eight years. At first teaching was a difficult assignment for him, and his students were known as disruptive and out of control. But in time Brother Mutien grew into an effective teacher also known for his patience and piety. He taught music and art, a saint of sensibility not intellect.

Mutien-Marie was buried in Malonne. His fame began to grow after his death and miracles were attributed to him.

His feast day is 30 January.

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