Victorin Rosboschil, OFM
1902 – 1971
Fr. Victorin Rosboschil, OFM, was born on Aug. 15, 1902 in Philadelphia. He was received into the novitiate at St. Bonaventure Friary in Paterson, N.J., in 1922, professing temporary vows one year later. He made his solemn profession in 1926 and was ordained in 1929.
He always dreamed of being a missionary in China. Shortly after ordination, Fr. Victorin went to Rome to study missiology, and was among the members of the second group of friars from Holy Name Province to enter the Shasi mission in China. He served throughout the political upheavals of the emerging new China, was under house arrest, and finally expelled. Fr. Victorin then went to Hong Kong. He was a devoted promoter and supporter of the Legion of Mary, which became a great force in deepening the faith in the British colony.
He died on Dec. 24, 1971 in Hong Kong. Fr. Victorin was 69 years old, a professed friar for 48 years, and a priest for 42 years.