- Sister of Jesus Crucified
Discalced Carmelite nun, professed in 1737. She sang in the convent choir. One of the Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne, killed in the anti–Christian persecutions of the French Revolution. As she climbed the scaffold she told the executioner, “I forgive you as heartily as I wish God to forgive me”.
- 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
- “Blessed Marie-Anne Piedcourt“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 July 2015. Web. 26 October 2016. <>