June 26: Memorial of Bl. Martyrs of Arras, and Marguerite Rutan, DC

by | Jun 26, 2016 | Formation

The story of the Daughters of Charity, Martyrs of Arras in SlideShare format:

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From the Daughters of Charity International Website:

The arrival in Arras of a new District leader, Joseph Lebon, brought a climate of violence and fear to the city. The House of Charity became the “House of Humanity” for which a new director was installed who surveyed the activities of the Sisters. The humiliations intensified and the false testimonies multiplied. On February 14 1794 the Sisters were arrested and taken to Saint-Vaast Abbey.

Also celebrated today is the memorial of Blessed Marguerite Rutan, DC. More at VinFormation.

Coincidentally, from June 21 to July 4 in the United States is designated as the Fortnight for Freedom, highlighting the importance of defending religious liberty. More at usccb.org.