Blessed Marie-Anne Piedcourt

French holy card of the Carmelite Martyrs of Compiègne, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Sister of Jesus Crucified



Discalced Carmelite nun, professed in 1737. She sang in the convent choir. One of the Carmelite Martyrs of Compiegne, killed in the antiChristian persecutions of the French Revolution. As she climbed the scaffold she told the executioner, “I forgive you as heartily as I wish God to forgive me”.



  • guillotined on 17 July 1794 at the Place du Trône Renversé (modern Place de la Nation) in Paris, France
  • before their execution they knelt and chanted the “Veni Creator”, as at a profession, after which they all renewed aloud their baptismal and religious vows
  • interred in a deep sand-pit about thirty feet square in a cemetery at Picpus
  • as this sand-pit was the receptacle of the bodies of 1,298 victims of the French Revolution, there seems to be no hope of their relics being recovered



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Marie-Anne Piedcourt“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 March 2020. Web. 23 September 2021. <>