July 17, 2022

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17 July 2022

Ordinary Form
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Genesis 18,1-10a
Psalm 15,2-3.3-4.5
Colossians 1,24-28
Luke 10,38-42

Extraordinary Form
6th Sunday post Pentecost
Romans 6,3-11
Psalm 89,13.1
Psalm 30,2.3
Mark 8,1-9

17 July
The Blessed Martyrs of Compiègne

The Martyrs of Compiègne were the 16 members of the Carmel of Compiègne, France: eleven 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. Mulot de la Ménardière, a married man and a cousin of Sister Euphrasia, was arrested, sentenced, executed, and buried with the Carmelite sisters.

Ten days after their execution, Maximilien Robespierre himself was executed, ending the Reign of Terror.

On May 27, 1906, the Martyrs of Compiègne were beatified, becoming the first martyrs of the French Revolution to be so recognized by the Holy See. On February 22 of this year the Diocese of Beauvais announced that Pope Francis had accepted the procedure of “equipollent canonization” for the Martyrs of Compiègne, by which they could be canonized as saints without recognition of a miracle attributed to their intercession.

Mother Teresa of St. Augustine, pray for us!
Mother St. Louis, pray for us!
Mother Henriette of Jesus, pray for us!
Sister Mary of Jesus Crucified, pray for us!
Sister Charlotte of the Resurrection, pray for us!
Sister Euphrasia of the Immaculate Conception, pray for us!
Sister Teresa of the Sacred Heart of Mary, pray for us!
Sister Julie Louise of Jesus, pray for us!
Sister Teresa of St. Ignatius, pray for us!
Sister Mary-Henrietta of Providence, pray for us!
Sister Constance of St. Denis, pray for us!
Sister St. Martha, pray for us!
Sister Mary of the Holy Spirit, pray for us!
Sister St. Francis Xavier, pray for us!
Catherine Soiron, pray for us!
Thérèse Soiron, pray for us!

Fr. Christopher J. Pollard