Skip to comments.July 17 – Martyred in the Name of Equality (Ecumenical)
Posted on 07/17/2013 11:45:24 AM PDT by Pyro7480
Guillotined at the Place du Trône Renversé (now called Place de la Nation), Paris, 17 July, 1794. They are the first sufferers under the French Revolution on whom the Holy See has passed judgment, and were solemnly beatified 27 May, 1906. Before their execution they knelt and chanted the Veni Creator, as at a profession, after which they all renewed aloud their baptismal and religious vows. The novice was executed first and the prioress last. Absolute silence prevailed the whole time that the executions were proceeding. The heads and bodies of the martyrs were interred in a deep sand-pit about thirty feet square in a cemetery at Picpus. As this sand-pit was the receptacle of the bodies of 1298 victims of the Revolution, there seems to be no hope of their relics being recovered....
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They went to their deaths praying for the end of the revolution and 10 days later it ended.
Thank you for sharing.Great story.
Thanks so much for this ping. :-)
I am graced to be a “Third Order” Carmelite. It has been a wonderful, life-changing experience.
We are honoring our Compeigne Martyrs this day.