Religion: New Saint

The ponderous, pious machinery of the Roman Catholic Church last week produced a new saint. Andrè-Hubert Fournet (1752-1834) was a stout defender of the faith during the troublesome French Revolution. Ordained priest, he declined in 1791 to swear allegiance to the civil government. In retirement he tried to hold his parish together, sometimes saying masses in caves like the Early Christians. Andrè Fournet was twice exiled to Spain, returned in 1801. In 1806 he founded the Daughters of the Holy Cross, for work among poor girls, with Jeanne Marie Elizabeth Lucie Bichier des...

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