Father Pierre Olivaint

[Pierre Olivaint]

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.




  • Cause for Canonization introduced on 17 February 1937; if you have information relevant to the Cause of Father Pierre, contact
       Monastère de la Visitation
       68, avenue Denfert-Rochereau,
       75014 Paris, FRANCE

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Father Pierre Olivaint”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. September 2012. Web. 1 April 2015. <http://catholicsaints.info/father-pierre-olivaint/>