Blessed Solomon le Clerq

Also known as

  • Guillaume-Nicolas-Louis Leclerq
  • Nicholas Leclerq
  • Salomon Leclerq
  • Solomon Leclerq



Son of a wealthy French wine merchant. Though his father wanted him to pursue the family business, Nicholas early discerned a call to religious life. On 25 March 1767, he entered the novitiate of the Brothers of Christian Schools, and took the name Solomon. A good student, recognized for his piety and deep prayer life. Spent several years teaching at various schools throughout France, and witnessed much of the political turmoil tearing his country apart. Director of novices for his community, and frequent correspondent with his brothers and sisters on matters spiritual. Procurator in the Congregation’s motherhouse. Secretary to the superior general of the order. In the summer of 1792, Brother Solomon, along with many other priests and religious, was imprisoned, and martyred as part of the suppression of Christianity of the French Revolution.






  • if you have information relevant to the canonization of Blessed Solomon, contact
       Association “Le Souvenir des Martyrs de Septembre 1792
       70, rue de Vaugirard
       75006 Paris, FRANCE


As for us, we hold to what we believed ten and twenty years ago; to what our forefathers believed one hundred years ago, and one thousand years ago, and to that which the whole Catholic world has always believed. - Brother Solomon Le Clerq

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Solomon le Clerq“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 August 2009. Web. 30 March 2015. <>