Blessed Claude Bochot, Priest and Martyr
Troyes, France, July 10, 1720 – Seminary of Saint-Firmin, Paris, September 3, 1792
Claude Bochot, professed priest of the Fathers of Christian Doctrine, was martyred during the French Revolution. He was beatified by Pope Pius XI October 17, 1926 together with 190 other victims of that persecution.
Bochot Claude, born in Troyes in France July 10, 1720, entered the Congregation of the Fathers of Christian Doctrine under the patronage of St. Charles October 10, 1740, made his religious profession on October 16, 1741 and became a priest. Little news has been passed down about his life and his ministry; in 1759, he was dean of the College of Noyers and then, between 1785 and 1786 and also 1789 to 1792 of the San Carlo.
“ Soppraggiunse then the French Revolution, during which in an endless array of hatred, Catholics fell victim to the faith for refusing to take the oath sila Costituione civilian clergy, in disregard of the papal authority on the Gallican Church.
“ When the revolutionaries percuisirono the house, nearly all had fled safely, except the upper and Claudio Bochot Eustachio Prosecutor Felix. Both were arrested August 26, 1792, and confined in the Parisian workshop of Saint-Firmin, died a few days after the great massacre of 3 September 1792.
“ Pope Pius XI beatified him October 17, 1926 together with 190 other victims of that persecution during the massacres of September.
Author: Fabio Arduino
Source: Santi e Beati