Blessed Ambroise-Augustin Chevreux

Blessed Ambroise-Augustin ChevreuxAlso known as

  • Augustin Ambrosius Chevreux
  • Augustine Ambrose Chevreux
  • Ambrosius, Ambrose, Ambrogio



Ambroise-Augustin joined the Benedictine Maurist abbey of Saint-Florent de Saumur in Orléans, France on 14 May 1744 at the age of 16. He was later sent to the Saint-Germain-des-Prés Abbey in Paris, France. Beginning in 1763, he began to be appointed to leadership positions, and in 1783 was chosen the superior-general of the French Maurists; he was the last person to hold the position. Arrested in August 1792 and imprisoned with other clerics at the Carmelite monastery in Paris, France in the persecutions of the French Revolution, he became one of the Martyrs of September.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Ambroise-Augustin Chevreux“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 December 2019. Web. 16 May 2021. <>