Saints of the Day – Blessed Martyrs of September

Martyrs of SeptemberArticle

Died in Paris, France, September 2 and 3, 1792; beatified in 1926. This group of beati consists of 191 individuals who were martyred during the French Revolution, including 120 who were massacred at the Carmelite church (Les Carmes) on the rue de Rennes, Paris. They are imprisoned by the Legislative Assembly for refusing to subscribe to the constitutional oath that had been condemned by the Holy See. They were massacred by a mob with the connivance of the assembly. Among them were these prominent figures:

Augustine Ambrose Chevreux, OSB, the last superior general of the French Benedictines of Saint Maur, was imprisoned at Les Carmes in Paris and killed in the general massacre; beatified in 1931.

Charles de la Calmette, count of Valfons.

Francis de la Rochefoucauld, bishop of Beauvais.

John Mary du Lau, archbishop of Arles, was also imprisoned in Les Carmes and murdered by the mob.

Louis Barreau de la Touche, OSB, nephew of Augustine of Chevreux and monk of Saint Maur.

Louis de la Rochefoucauld, bishop of Saintes and brother of Blessed Francis (Benedictines).

MLA Citation

  • Katherine I Rabenstein. Saints of the Day, 1998. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 July 2020. Web. 23 September 2021. <>