Born to a family of merchants, Jacques received an education and was known as a lover of books. Joined the Carmelites of the Ancient Observant at age 15. Priest. A popular preacher, his health forced him to limit his mission work. Arrested at the convent at Limoges, France, he was ordered deported to French Guinea, imprisoned on a ship in the harbor of Rochefort, France and left to die as part of the anti–Catholic persecutions of the French Revolution. One of the Martyrs of the Hulks of Rochefort.
- “Blessed Jacques Retouret“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 July 2016. Web. 10 December 2016. <>