Blessed Antoine Fournier, January 12

blessed-antoine-fournier-jan-12Blessed Antoine Fournier

Poitevin, France, January 26, 1736 – Avrille, France, January 12, 1794

Antoine Fournier was born in La Poitevin, in the French department of Maine-et-Loire, on January 26, 1736. Laico married and father of the family, worked as a craftsman, and in particular as a master of art. He was shot for his loyalty to the Church on January 12, 1794 at Avrille.

Pope John Paul II beatified Antoine Fournier on February 19, 1984 together with a group of 99 martyrs of the Diocese of Angers, headed by the priest William Repin, victims of that persecution.

Roman Martyrology: For Avrille at Angers in France, Blessed Antonio Fournier, martyr: craftsman, was shot at the time of the French Revolution, for his loyalty to the Church.

SOURCE: Santi e Beati

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