Blessed Daughters of Charity, Martyrs of Arras and Dax (June 26)

The story of the Martyrs of Arras, based on “In the Footsteps of Vincent de Paul: a Guide to Vincentian France” by Father John E. Rybolt, C.M.

Daughters of Charity, Blessed Martyrs of Arras

The French Revolution challenged each religious person's fidelity to Jesus Christ and to the Church.   [button...

100th Anniversary of the Beatification of the Daughters of Charity of Arras

The martyrdom suffered by the Daughters of Charity from Arras… suggests that the very existence of private charitable organizations could be profoundly threatening in the brave new world of the French Revolution.

Blessed Daughters of Charity, Martyrs of Arras, and Bl. Marguerite Rutan, D.C.

June 26 is the feast day of five Daughters of Charity who were guillotined by the French revolutionary government.

The four who remained behind

The four who remained behind

There were four Sisters who remained behind to work in the House of Charity during the French Revolution. They paid with their lives. They represent an earlier version of a story celebrated in the powerful  film "Of Gods and Men" and the 7 Trappist monks who stayed...

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