Monday, September 23, 2019

Blessed Pierre-Yrieix Labrouhe de Laborderie – Saint of the Day – July 1

Blessed Pierre-Yrieix Labrouhe de Laborderie Biography

Blessed Pierre-Yrieix Labrouhe de Laborderie Profile. Born: May 24 1756 in France, Europe. Worked in Limoges, France.. Died: July 1 1794 in prison ship Deux-Associés, in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France. Feast Day is celebrated on July 1.

Saint of the Day

Blessed Pierre-Yrieix Labrouhe de Laborderie Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death.

Date of Birth May 24 1756
Country of Birth France of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Priests
Profession Priest
Place of Work Limoges, France.
Date of Death July 1 1794
Place of Death prison ship Deux-Associés, in Rochefort, Charente-Maritime, France.
Feast Day July 1
Beatification by Pope John Paul II
Canonization N/A
Patron Saint of N/A

Bl Pierre-Yrieix Biography

Blessed Pierre-Yrieix, was a priest in the diocese of Limoges, France. He was martyred in the French revolution.

Bl. Pierre-Yrieix was sentenced to be deported for not swearing an oath to the Civil Constitution of the Clergy in 1790. His beatification was done by Pope John Paul II in Rome on October 1, 1995. This was along with 64 martyred priests, among them his cousins.

Little is known of the story of these martyrs. Some of the priests emigrated, others were locked up or sentenced to deportation.
829 of them went to Rochefort. They left on pontoons aboard former slave ships. These ships, however, never set sail. They lived there in terrible conditions, dying of hunger, diseases, of thirst and mistreatment. They each had a very small vital space. Soaking in their waste, covered in lice, in pestilent air.

547 of the prisoners died within a few months. The Church has retained 64 of these priests as authentic martyrs of the Faith.

Blessed Pierre-Yrieix Labrouhe de Laborderie
Bl. Pierre-Yrieix Labrouhe de Laborderie