John Francis Burté
became a Franciscan at 16 and after ordination taught theology to the young friars. Later he was
guardian of the large Conventual friary in Paris until he was arrested and held in the convent of
Appolinaris of Posat was born in 1739 in
Switzerland. He joined the Capuchins and acquired a reputation as an excellent preacher, confessor
and instructor of clerics. Sent to the East as a missionary, he was in Paris studying Oriental
languages when the French Revolution began. Refusing the oath, he was swiftly arrested and detained
in the Carmelite convent.
Severin Girault, a member of the Third
Order Regular, was a chaplain for a group of sisters in Paris. Imprisoned with the others, he was
the first to die in the slaughter at the convent.
plus 182 others—including several bishops and many religious and diocesan priests—were massacred at
the Carmelite house in Paris on September 2, 1792. They were beatified in 1926.
John Baptist Triquerie, born in 1737, entered the Conventual Franciscans. He was chaplain and confessor of Poor Clare monasteries in three cities before he was arrested for refusing to take the oath. He and 13 diocesan priests were guillotined in Laval on January 21, 1794. He was beatified in 1955.
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