Monsignor Nouel, the nobleman who became Archbishop of Santo Domingo
He said that piety, instruction and caution should be values that govern the lives of everyone. Thus, Monsignor Nouel said in many of his letters, with his firm eyes to the crucifix, according to the National Archives of the Nation, that his greatest reward was the welfare of souls.
It was an ascetic and lavish speech that led him to lead the Archdiocese of Santo Domingo and become president of the Dominican Republic between 1912 and 1913. That is one of the reasons with enough weight so that one of the 31 provinces of the country bears his name.
Adolfo Alejandro Nouel Bobadilla was born on December 12th in 1862. His father, Carlos Rafael Nouel, as chairman of the Central Board of Santo Domingo, during the war of independence against Haiti, acquired political relevance and later served as Minister for the President Pedro Santana. His mother, Clemencia Antonia Bobadilla, descended from French nobility rooted in the Caribbean islands. After a fruitful marriage with ten children, she died at an early age by a serious illness.
Adolfo Alejandro began his training at the College of The Studio, Santo Domingo, and continued his training at the seminary of the Dominican capital. Before going to study abroad, he was a disciple of Archbishop Meriño figure of unique personality, unsurpassed for its versatility, talent, intelligence, cleverness, genius, authority and ability to command.
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