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225th anniversary of the martyrdom of the 11 Blessed Ursulines of Valenciennes


This gives the opportunity of organizing a conference and a celebration of the Holy Eucharist

on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019


In 2019, we celebrate the 225th anniversary of the Martyrdom of the eleven Blessed Ursulines of Valenciennes.

You will find their history here, and on the Ursulines’ website by clicking here.

Wednesday October 23rd : Date of the feast of our Sisters, in the Church of Saint Géry in Valenciennes.
5:00 p.m. : Inauguration of the exhibition : “The 11 Ursuline Martyrs of Valenciennes” in the choir of the Church.
5:15 p m. : Conference by Mrs. Marie-Christine Joassart, of the family of Mother Clotilde Paillot (one of the martyrs).
6:30 p.m. : a solemn Holy Eucharist, presided by Father Jean Marie Launay
followed by a friendly drink.

Since the Museum of Valenciennes acquired the painting representing the Martyrdom of Saint Ursula, feel free to consult the following link.

Original text in French

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