Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Today's Heroes: The Martyrs of Compiègne

Today, 17 July 1794, the sixteen Martyrs of Compiègne were guillotined days before the Reign of Terror ended.  They refused to give up their nunnery as mandated by the government.  They renewed their vows to God at the foot of the scaffold and together sang the Veni Creator Spiritus as they were murdered.