Blessed Suzanne-Agathe Deloye and the Martyrs of Orange


Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B.

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Born on February 4, 1741, in Sérignan, Vaucluse, France, as Suzanne-Agathe Deloye. 

Taking the veil as a Benedictine nun at Caderousse in 1762, she took the name Marie-Rose.

She was removed from the community, detained, and afterward executed during the abuses of the French Revolution. She was the first of the Martyrs of Orange (32 nuns from several orders who spent up to 18 months in prison and were finally executed for refusing to renounce Christianity during the persecutions of the French Revolution).

Bienheureuse Marie-Rose was guillotined on July 6, 1794, at Orange, Vaucluse, in France.

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