Born to the nobility, she grew up in a family of wealthy land-owners. Joined of the Soeurs de la Charité de Notre-Dame d’Evron (Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Evron), dedicated to education of children and care of the sick. She began teaching at the parish school of St-Pierre-des-Landes in 1783. Martyred in the French Revolution for refusing to take the oaths of allegience to the state, and helping to hide priests who had also refused. Sister Francesca sang the Salve Regina as she climbed the scaffold to the guillotine.
- guillotined on 13 March 1794 in Laval, Mayenne, France
- relics enshrined at the church of St-Pierre-des-Landes where she had taught
- “Blessed Françoise Tréhet“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 March 2017. Web. 24 April 2017. <>