Blessed Jean-Baptiste-Xavier Loir – Feast Day – May 19

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Blessed Jean-Baptiste-Xavier Loir, also called Jacques-Louis of Besançon, was a Catholic priest, born in March 11 1720 in Besançon, Doubs, France and died as a martyr on May 19 1794 at the age of 74 years aboard the prison ship Deux-Associés, in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France. We celebrate his feast day on May 19 every year in the Catholic Church.

The Memorial of Bl. Jean-Baptiste-Xavier Loir – Feast Day

Blessed Jean-Baptiste-Xavier Loir Biography

Date of Birth March 11 1720
Place of Birth Besançon, Doubs, France
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Priests
Profession Priest
Place of Work France
Date of Death May 19 1794
Place of Death Aboard the prison ship Deux-Associés, in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France
Feast Day May 19
Beatification Beatified by Pope John Paul II on October 1 1995

Blessed’s Biography

Blessed Jean-Baptiste-Xavier Loir was the son of Jacques-Louis Loir and Elizabeth Juliot, the 6th of their 8th children.

He studied in Lyon, France and joined the Franciscan Capuchin friars in 1740, making his profession on 9 May 1741 in Lyon. Later Jean became a priest of the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin.

He was imprisoned on a ship in France and left to die during the anti–Catholic persecutions of the French Revolution.

Blessed Jean-Baptiste-Xavier Loir
Blessed Jean-Baptiste-Xavier Loir

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