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Saint for the Day October 23rd.

Bl. Marie Louise Ducret.(d.1794)

For more than two centuries Valenciennes possessed an Ursuline convent.  On September 30th  1790 municipal officials came to make the inventory prescribed by law and to ask the thirty-two sisters present if they wished to re-enter the world.  Following the example of their superior they unanimously expressed their wish to remain nuns.  In August 1792 they were deprived of the right of teaching and ordered to vacate their house.  With the exception of five who were sick, the nuns left the convent and reached Mons, then in the power of Austria.  Bl. Marie Louise was one of a group of eleven Ursuline nuns guillotined between October 17-23rd at Valenciennes for having re-opened their school in spite of the prohibition of French Revolutionaries.

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