Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Bl. Marthe Poulain de la Forestrie

born: 02 October 1743 in Lion-d’Angers, Maine-et-Loire (France)
Feast day: February 1
1743 - 1794
Beatified By: Pope John Paul II

 layperson of the diocese of Angers
Marthe Poulain de la Forestiere Spectrometry ( October 2, 1743 - April 16, 1794) was a French martyr of the French Revolution from a noble family. Her parents lived in Angers and had 17 children. Together with her sister Mary, she was arrested Genevève Saint-Laurent-du-Mottay. She died under the guillotine in Avrillé in April 1794. One of her brothers was a canon in the cathedral of Angers, he would later die in prison, and two of her sisters. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1984.

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