Blessed Marie-Françoise de Croissy

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

  • Mother Henriette of Jesus


Discalced Carmelite nun, professed on 22 February 1764. Prioress from 1779 to 1785. 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 Marie-Françoise de Croissy“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 July 2015. Web. 24 October 2016. <>