Blessed Élisabeth-Julitte Vérolot

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

  • Sister Saint Francis Xavier

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Discalced Carmelite nun, professed on 12 January 1789. One of the Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne, killed in the antiChristian persecutions of the French Revolution.

Born

Died

  • 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

Venerated

Beatified

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Élisabeth-Julitte Vérolot“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 July 2015. Web. 4 December 2016. <>