Auguste Robert "Nonco" Pelafigue
January 10, 1888 ~ June 6, 1977

A Life Worthy of the Lord


Nonco served under six Popes
during his ministry in the
Apostleship of Prayer
League of Sacred Heart.

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Auguste Robert "Nonco" Pelafigue's heart and soul were inflamed with love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus and for His Blessed Mother, Mary. He reached beyond human endeavor in Christian witness, service and worship.  Quiet, humble, faithful to God and devoted to his Church, he inspired the young as well as the aged.

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Memorial Prayer Card
Theresa Lormand Guidry, Great Niece of Nonco
October 16, 1938 ~ February 11, 2002


A well-worn prayer found in one of Nonco's prayer books:

Breathe in me O Holy Spirit
That my thoughts may all be holy;
Act in me O Holy Spirit
That my work, too, may be holy;
Draw my heart O Holy Spirit
that I love but what is holy;
Strengthen me O Holy Spirit
To defend all that is holy;
Guard me then O Holy Spirit
That I always May be holy;

Nonco's Story

CLICK HERE for Nonco's Story written by his great niece, Mary Agnes Hardy de la Houssaye Belleau.  Her research began in preparation for a program with Father James Kubicki, National Director of the Apostleship of Prayer,  and which was broadcast on Radio Maria on March 22, 2014. A link to the French translation can be found below. A link to the Radio Maria program can also be found below.


CLICK HERE   to listen to the Radio Maria broadcast.
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Essays & Testimonials

By Nonco Foundation Archives 05 Nov, 2017
Via Facebook, Raymond Clause, sent the following about "Nonco."  Thank you, Raymond!

"I lived close to his house.  He spent his life for Jesus Christ and Catholic Church in Arnaudville.  I can't began to tell you all the good things he did. It's an honor for me to have known him. 

He taught me religion and most of the kids in my age group.

I know he has a place in heaven.  May God bless him!"

By Nonco Foundation Archives 19 Oct, 2017
My mother had her 12th child on July 26, 1938.  It so happened Nonco stopped by our house that day to deliver the Sacred Heart Leaflets for the month of August.   My sister Emelie, who was 13 at the time, answered the door and told Nonco that Mama couldn't come to the door as she had had the baby that day and was in bed.  It was a little girl.  Nonco said, "Aw that's so nice.  Tell your Mother she should name the baby Margaret Mary after the Sacred Heart Apostle."  And, that is how our beautiful sister Margaret Mary got her name.   

Only God can create such beautiful stories.   
By Nonco Foundation Archives 04 Aug, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers continue in the truly deserved Sainthood for Nonco.

I remember him at church in the morning during the week and on Sunday. I always remember him in a suit. He would pass out Sacred Heart leaflets before mass and after. He also delivered leaflets to our house......that was a long walk from his house to mine.

Hot are cold weather sported the black suit. I remember the plays my twin brother and I participated in at the Little Flower Auditorium on that scary stage. That was just me, the shy person I was. LOL



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