Originally posted on the fouduroy. (Translation by Google with a little adjustment by me; it’s still not entirely perfect!)
The 16 Carmelites of Compiègne were innocent nuns who were arrested in June 1794 by the republican authorities whose policy of repression by the Terror had now reached the level of hatred and violence, with regard to France and the French, The highest.
Transferred to Paris, they were incarcerated in the Conciergerie. There, the 16 Carmelites courageously continued to live their faith in dignity. According to a witness, a certain Denis Blot, they were heard every night at two in the morning, reciting their office. On 16 July 1794, they kept the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel with such enthusiasm that tell a prisoner the day before their death seemed a great day of celebration for them.
They were then brought before the Revolutionary Court in the infamous Fouquier. After a few minutes of questioning without witnesses or a lawyer, the court sentenced to death the 16 innocent Carmelites of Compiègne for “fanaticism, sedition and conspiracy against the republic.” It is from this show trial that Stalin, a fine example of a bastard and worthy heir of this so-called “French” revolution, will draw for his purges 142 years later.
Immediately after the statement of the judgment, the 16 innocent Carmelites of Compiègne got into the carts that brought them up to Place du Trône-Renversé (now Place de la Nation). Serene, courageous, dignified and indifferent to the insults, they sang on the trip, the Miserere and the Salve Regina, and drawing the admiration of the crowd.
They arrived at the foot of the scaffold, dressed in their white coats, singing the Te Deum followed by Veni Creator. Singing the Laudate Dominum, the 16 Carmelites of Compiègne went to the gallows one after another with courage and dignity. The Mother Superior of the Carmelites went there last. The singing nuns climbing the scaffold impressed and highly stunned the crowd and the executioners who had rarely seen behaviour so worthy.
After execution, the bodies and the heads of the 16 Carmelites of Compiègne were thrown at night by Republican cowardice, in a common grave in the cemetery of Picpus.
This violence towards France Eternal is still embodied and exercised by governments sometimes called “right” sometimes called “left” but still animated by a common hatred of France they are working to destroy by all means for the interests of big capital and globalized finance.
Compiègne Carmelite The memory must forever, animate and encourage us to combat all forms of democratic and republican regime as it will continue to tarnish our beautiful land of France, that of our ancestors, of our … The Kings they confiscated us.
Pay tribute to the Carmelites of Compiègne victim of revolutionary fury.
Sister Constance of Jesus (Marie-Geneviève Meunier, 29) (novice)
Sister Saint Louis (Marie-Anne Brideau, 42)
Sister Euphrasia of the Immaculate Conception (Marie Brard, 58)
Sister Julie -Louise Jesus (Pink Christian Neuville, 53)
Sister Sainte Marthe (Marie Dufour, 51)
Sister of Jesus Crucified (Marie-Anne Piedcourt, 78)
Sister Mary of the Holy Spirit (Angelica Roussel , 52) (lay sister)
Sister Saint Francis Xavier (Juliette Verolot, 33) (lay sister)
Sister Teresa of St. Ignatius (Marie Gabrielle Trezel, 51)
Sister Charlotte of the Resurrection (Anne Marie Thouret, 78)
Sister Teresa of the Heart of Mary (Marie-Anne Hanisset, 52)
Sister Catherine (Catherine Soiron, 52, doorkeeper)
Sister Teresa (Teresa Soiron, 49, doorkeeper)
Henriette Mother of Jesus (Marie Françoise Gabrielle de Croissy, 49)
Sister Mary Henrietta of Providence (Marie-Anne Pelras, 30)
Mother Teresa of St. Augustine (Marie-Madeleine-Claudine Lidoine 41 years)