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French martyr beatified

Catholic World News - 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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  • Posted by: rpp - Jun. 21, 2011 6:28 PM ET USA

    I am curious about how patriotic French feel about this? I can only imagine that they have some mixed feelings.

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