French martyr beatified
CWN - June 21, 2011
Sister Marguerite Rutan, a nun who refused to renounce her faith during the Reign of Terror and suffered martyrdom by the guillotine, was beatified in Dax, France, on June 19 before a crowd of 7,000. Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided at the beatification; Cardinal Jean-Louis Taran and ten other bishops were in attendance.
Sister Rutan was a Daughter of Charity who directed a hospital in Dax.
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