Blessed Anne-Alexandre-Charles-Marie Lanfant

Blessed Anne-Alexandre-Charles-Marie LanfantAlso known as

  • Father Alexander Charles Lanfant



Jesuit priest. Taught at several schools. When the Jesuits were suppressed in France, he was able to continue his priestly ministry under the protection of the Duke of Lorraine. Upon the death of the duke, Father Alexander travelled to Vienna, Austria where he served as preacher in the court of Empress Maria Theresa. In 1789 he returned to Paris, France, where he served for two years as confessor to King Louis XVI. Arrested in the persecutions of the French Revolution for his faith, his priesthood and the assumed influence he had over the king. One of the Martyrs of September.





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