Father Pierre Olivaint

[Pierre Olivaint]
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Jesuit martyr. Born of irreligious parents he was converted by Lacordaire’s sermons, while in the Normal School, and became an apostle of charity in the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. After teaching history for some years at Grenoble and Paris he entered the Jesuits, 1845, stirred thereunto by the attacks being made on them by the state. Most of his life thenceforth was spent in Paris teaching and preaching. During the Paris Commune he was put to death in Rue Haxo. His remains were placed in the chapel of the Rue de Sevres, and many extraordinary favors have been attributed to his intercession.

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  • “Father Pierre Olivaint“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 April 2015. Web. 29 July 2015. <>