Blessed Jacques Retouret

detail of a Blessed Jacques Retouret holy card, date and artist; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Born to a family of merchants, Jacques received an education and was known as a lover of books. Joined the Carmelites of the Ancient Observant at age 15. Priest. A popular preacher, his health forced him to limit his mission work. Arrested at the convent at Limoges, France, he was ordered deported to French Guinea, imprisoned on a ship in the harbor of Rochefort, France and left to die as part of the antiCatholic persecutions of the French Revolution. One of the Martyrs of the Hulks of Rochefort.





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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Jacques Retouret“. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 December 2019. Web. 7 December 2021. <>