Blessed Françoise Tréhet

detail of an illustration of Blessed Françoise Tréhet, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Francesca



Born to the nobility, she grew up in a family of wealthy land-owners. Joined of the Soeurs de la Charité de Notre-Dame d’Evron (Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Evron), dedicated to education of children and care of the sick. She began teaching at the parish school of St-Pierre-des-Landes in 1783. Martyred in the French Revolution for refusing to take the oaths of allegience to the state, and helping to hide priests who had also refused. Sister Francesca sang the Salve Regina as she climbed the scaffold to the guillotine.





Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Françoise Tréhet“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 January 2019. Web. 9 May 2021. <>