Fr. Louis Joseph François, Fr. John Henri Gruyer, and Fr. René Rogue, three Vincentian priest faced a choice. They could take the oath and cave to public pressure or choose to stand for their faith and commitment as ordained priests.The stakes were extraordinarily high. It was a choice between life and death. Two hundred years later we are reminded that in the face of competing choices and decisions in life, despite popular thought and pressure, some commitments demand our whole selves.

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