Oil Dedicated to Martyrs of Compiegne 2
Martyrs of Compiegne were the 16 members of the Carmel of Compiègne. France: 11 Discalced Carmelite nuns, three lay sisters, and two externs (or tertiaries). They were executed by the guillotine towards the end of the Reign of Terror, at what is now the Place de la Nation in Paris on 17 July 1794. T And offer themselves as a sacrifice for France and for the French Church. She almost missed participating in the sacrifice she proposed because she had to return to her family’s home in Paris to care for her elderly, widowed mother. She returned to Compiègne four days before their execution and along with the rest of the sisters, arrested.
In August 1792, the government ordered all women’s monasteries closed; the seizure and removal of the Compiègne convent’s furnishings occurred on 12 September. And the sisters forced to leave the convent and re-enter the world on 14 September. The end of their cloistered community. Mother Teresa made arrangements for the 20 sisters living. In the convent at the time to hide in the city in four separate apartments. And find civilian clothes for them to wear. Since the wearing of habits and religious apparel had outlawed. They were dependent on the charity of friends. And “courageously continued to practice community prayer”. Despite the government’s orders.