Blessed Catherine Soiron

French holy card of the Carmelite Martyrs of Compiègne, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Blood-sister of Blessed Thérèse Soiron. Served as a tourière, a lay woman who made non-canonical private vows in 1772, and handled the affairs of the cloistered Discalced Carmelite nuns with the outside world. One of the Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne, killed in the antiChristian persecutions of the French Revolution.



  • guillotined on 17 July 1794 at the Place du Trône Renversé (modern Place de la Nation) in Paris, France
  • before their execution they knelt and chanted the “Veni Creator”, as at a profession, after which they all renewed aloud their baptismal and religious vows
  • interred in a deep sand-pit about thirty feet square in a cemetery at Picpus
  • as this sand-pit was the receptacle of the bodies of 1,298 victims of the French Revolution, there seems to be no hope of their relics being recovered



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Catherine Soiron“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 July 2015. Web. 22 October 2016. <>