AmericanCatholic.org
 
Skip Navigation Links
Home
Catholic News
Saints
Seasonal
Special Reports
Movies
Shopping
Donate
Share:
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus
LinkedIn
Email
RSS Feeds

advertisement
Bullet Home

Bullet Daily Features
Saint of the Day
By Date
By Name
Patron Saints
Saint FAQs
Minute Meditations
Top Catholic News
Daily Catholic Question

Bullet St. Anthony Messenger
Home Page
Ask a Franciscan
On Faith & Media
Faith Goes Green
Editorial
Book Corner
A Catholic Mom Speaks
Subscribe

Bullet Update Your Faith
Q & A
CATECHISM for US
Catholic Update
Eucharist: Jesus With Us
Every Day Catholic
Jesus: A Historical Portrait
Scripture From Scratch
Vatican Update
Walking With the Saints
Youth Update

Bullet Special Features
Pope John Paul II
Middle East Christians
Food, Family, Faith
Sacraments
Pope Benedict's U.S. Visit

Bullet Seasonal Features
10th Anniversary
Back to School
Christmas
Advent
Epiphany
Catholic Customs
Rosary
Sacramentals
Stations of the Cross
Earth Day
From Easter to Pentecost
Pentecost
Father's Day
Halloween
Lent
Ash Wednesday
Lent FAQs
Stations of the Cross
Mardi Gras
Mother's Day
Mother Teresa
Pope Benedict XVI
Pope John Paul II
Sacraments
Anointing of the Sick
Baptism
Confirmation
Eucharist
Holy Orders
Marriage
Reconciliation
Saints
Mary
St. Anthony of Padua
St. Francis of Assisi
Pet Blessings
Patron Saint of Ecology
St. Patrick
St. Thérèse of Lisieux
St. Valentine's Day
Thanksgiving
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
World War II

Bullet Prayer Intentions
Submit a Prayer Request
View Prayer Requests

Bullet Catholic e-Greetings
Featured e-Greeting
Celebrations
Holidays
Marian
Pet Blessings
Sacraments
Saints & Holy People
Thinking of You
World Day of Peace

Bullet Product Catalog
Featured Products
Catalog
Catholic Audio
Catholic Books
Parish Resources
Catholic Videos

Bullet Support Us
Donate

Bullet News Features
Top Catholic News
Bioethics and the Catholic Church
Christians in the Middle East
Death Penalty
Ecology and Faith
Economic Justice
Homosexuality, Gay Marriage and the Church
Lourdes 150th Anniversary
Politics and The Church
Pope Benedict XVI
Religious Intolerance
Respect Life
Saints in the News
Synod of Bishops for Africa (Archived)
The Church and Interfaith Relations
The Church and Sexual Abuse
The Church, Evolution and Creation
The Church and Immigration
Vocation
War and Peace
Year of St. Paul (Archived)
Year for Priests (Archived)

Bullet Sister Sites
Catholic Greetings
CatholicMovieReviews.org
Catholic SAMPler
Disciples Now
Franciscan Media
American Catholic Radio
Lenten Radio Retreat
Once Catholic
Pledge Peace

Bullet E-Newsletters
About
Free for Everyone:
AmericanCatholic Connections
Catholic Greetings Premiere
Catholic SAMPler
Franciscan Media
Friar Jack's E-spirations
Saint of the Day
St. Anthony’s Breadbasket E-newsletter
Free for Parish Leaders:
Faith Formation Update
Web Catholic

Bullet About Us
About Us
Advertise With Us
Contributors
Affiliates
Related Catholic Links
Press Room
Site Map
Terms of Use

Bullet Contact Us
Directory
Employment
Permissions
Writer's Guidelines
Website Resources

Bullet Archive
9/11
Day of Prayer
Pope's Condolences
Cardinal Dulles
Catholics Mobilize Hurricane Relief
St. Anthony Messenger
Catholic Update
Da Vinci Code and the Catholic Church
Election 2008
Every Day Catholic
St. Juan Diego
Summer Olympics 2008
Plea for Middle East Peace
Just Peace
Scripture From Scratch
Terrorism and War: A Catholic Response
U.S. Bishops' 2008 Meeting
War in Iraq Opposed by Catholic Leaders
Web Exclusives
Earthquakes Jolt Assisi
Giacomo Bini, O.F.M.
Nothing Sacred
Norman Perry, O.F.M.
John Paul II Visits Cuba
John Paul II Visits Holy Land
John Paul II Visits St. Louis
Poultry Pastoral
Synod for America—1997
Synod on Sacred Scriptures
Pope Benedict’s U.S. Visit
Raymond Brown, S.S.
Vijeko Curic, O.F.M.
World Youth Day 2008
Youth Update
Millennium Monthly



John Francis Burté and Companions: These priests were victims of the French Revolution. Though their martyrdom spans a period of several years, they stand together in the Church’s memory because they all gave their lives for the same principle. The Civil Constitution of the Clergy (1791) required all priests to take an oath which amounted to a denial of the faith. Each of these men refused and was executed.
<p>John Francis Burté became a Franciscan at 16 and after ordination taught theology to the young friars. Later he was guardian of the large Conventual friary in Paris until he was arrested and held in the convent of the Carmelites.
</p><p>Appolinaris of Posat was born in 1739 in Switzerland. He joined the Capuchins and acquired a reputation as an excellent preacher, confessor and instructor of clerics. Sent to the East as a missionary, he was in Paris studying Oriental languages when the French Revolution began. Refusing the oath, he was swiftly arrested and detained in the Carmelite convent.
</p><p>Severin Girault, a member of the Third Order Regular, was a chaplain for a group of sisters in Paris. Imprisoned with the others, he was the first to die in the slaughter at the convent.
</p><p>These three plus 182 others—including several bishops and many religious and diocesan priests—were massacred at the Carmelite house in Paris on September 2, 1792. They were beatified in 1926.
</p><p>John Baptist Triquerie, born in 1737, entered the Conventual Franciscans. He was chaplain and confessor of Poor Clare monasteries in three cities before he was arrested for refusing to take the oath. He and 13 diocesan priests were guillotined in Laval on January 21, 1794. He was beatified in 1955.</p> American Catholic Blog The amazing friends I have: I didn’t “find” them; I certainly
don’t deserve them; but I do have them. And there is only one feasible reason: because my friends are God’s gift to me in proof of His love for me, His friendship.

 
PICKS OF THE WEEK
Spiritual Questions, Catholic Advice

Fr. John's advice on Catholic spiritual questions will speak to your soul and touch your heart.

Four Women Who Shaped Christianity
Learn about four Doctors of the Church and their key teachings about Christian belief and practice.
Adventures in Assisi

“I highly recommend this charming book for every Christian family, school, and faith formation library.” – Donna Marie Cooper O’Boyle, EWTN host

The Wisdom of Merton

This book distills wisdom from Merton's books and journals on enduring themes still relevant to readers today.

A Wild Ride

Enter the world of medieval England in this account of a rare and courageous woman, a saint of the Anglican church.


 
CATHOLIC GREETINGS
Happy Birthday
Every day is somebody’s birthday and a good reason to celebrate!
Labor Day (U.S.)
As we thank God for the blessing of work we also pray for those less fortunate than ourselves.
Ordination
Remember to pray for the Church, especially for those who have been ordained to the priesthood.
Friends
Reconnect with your BFF. Send an e-card to arrange a meal together.
Labor Day
As we thank God for the blessing of work we also pray for those less fortunate than ourselves.



Come find us at: Facebook | St. Anthony Messenger magazine Twitter | American Catholic YouTube | American Catholic