Arsène Dehulster

Roeselare 13.02.1847 - Kortrijk 01.11.1917

Arsenius Dehulster, son of Zacheus Dehulster, merchant, and Julia Vandemaele, was teacher at the college of Saint Louis in Bruges (15.09.1870). On 17.12.1870 he took holy orders in Bruges and on 12.04.1872 he was appointed teacher at the college of Kortrijk. He was appointed principal of the college in Nieuwpoort on 12.06.1879. In addition he was secretary of the local Davidsfonds branch. He was called back to Kortrijk to become principal of the college on 11.06.1886. On 30.08.1893 he became parish priest in Wevelgem.
On the occasion of Dehulster’s inauguration in Wevelgem Gezelle wrote 16 inscriptions in rhyme (Welgekomen, zeer eerweerde) (Welcome, You Most Reverend) to decorate houses and streets. The inscriptions were published in the "Gazette van Kortrijk" under the title "Naklanken der Feeste van Wevelghem" (Echoes of the Feast at Wevelghem).
Dehulster later became pastor-dean in Poperinge (08.05.1901) and Kortrijk, Saint Maarten’s church (19.02.1909) where he died suddenly in his church.

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