Blessed Jean-Baptiste Triquerie
Feast Day – January 20
There were many Roman Catholic priests and religious who were victims of the bloody French Revolution. John Baptist Triquerie of Laval [Jean-Baptiste], was a Franciscan conventual priest. He was about 56 years old at the time of his martyrdom. There were fifteen men and four women who were martyred together by anti-Catholic French Revolutionaries in 1794. Known as the 19 Martyrs of Laval, France, 16 of these blesseds are Franciscan. The other martyrs who died with Blessed Jean-Baptiste Triquerie are:
• André Duliou of Saint-Laurent-des-Mortiers (diocesan priest, died at age 66)
• Augustine Emmanuel Philippot of Paris (diocesan priest, died at age 77)
• Frances Mézière of Mézangers [Françoise] (laywoman, died at age 48)
• Frances Trahet of Saint-Mars-sur-la-Futaie [Françoise] (religious of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Evron, died at age 37)
• Francis Duchesne of Laval [François] (diocesan priest, died at age 58)
• Francis Migoret-Lambarière of Saint-Fraimbault-de-Lassay [François] (diocesan priest, died at about age 65)
• James André of Saint-Pierre-la-Cour [Jacques] (diocesan priest, died at age 50)
• James Burin of Champfleur [Jacques] (diocesan priest, died at age 38)
• Joan Véron of Quelaines [Jeanne] (religious of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Evron, died at age 27)
• John Baptist Triquerie of Laval [Jean-Baptiste] (Franciscan priest, died at about age 56)
• John Baptist Turpin du Cormier
• John Mary Gallot of Laval [Jean-Marie] (diocesan priest, died at age 46)
• Joseph Mary Pellé of Laval [Joseph-Marie] (diocesan priest, died one day before his 74th birthday)
• Julian Francis Morvin de la Gérardière of Saint-Fraimbault-de-Prières [Julien-François] (priest, died at age 50)
• Julian Moulé of Le Mans [Julien] (diocesan priest, died at age 77)
• Louis Gastineau of Loiron (diocesan priest, chaplain, died at about age 66)
• Peter Thomas of Mesnil-Rainfray [Pierre] (diocesan priest, died at age 64)
• Rene Louis Ambroise of Laval [René-Louis] (diocesan priest, died at age 73)
• Sister Saint Monica Lhullier of Arquenay [(Soeur) Sainte-Monique) [baptized Marie] (sister of the Hospitaller Canonesses Regular of the Mercy of Jesus, died at age 49)
They were beatified on June 19, 1955 by Pope Pius XII at Rome, Italy.
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