Jalan Rasah in 1848

In 1847, Fr. Borie made contact with these indigenous people and regrouped them in a settlement named “Village of Mary” at Roumbea until 1860 when he had to transfer them into another location, know as Ayer Salak near Malacca. He took care of these poor parishioners until 1871 when he had to return to France due to ill health. Fr. Borie had also been anxious to encourage the few Christians he visited as early as 1848 in Seremban and Rasah. After he left, the visits were continued by the visiting priests from Malacca.