Blessed Louis Francois, C.M.; Blessed John Gruyer, C.M.
Martyred in France 1792. These two Vincentian priests, shown here with Saint Vincent de Paul, were among the ninety priests and brothers imprisoned in a seminary just outside Paris.
They were all martyred in 1792 for their resistance to the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, imposed on the Church by the leaders of the French Revolution. Of those martyred, seventy-two have been beatified. These two Vincentians were beatified on October 17, 1926.
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