Thursday, February 23, 2012
Mary Annette Pieras (1760) here in Cajarc, this nun was one of 16 Sisters, lay and extern Sisters guillotined in 1794 during the final days of the Reign of Terror (French Revolution). Their execution took place at Place de la Nation; their bodies were buried in a common grave with other persons executed during the Reign. Referred to as the Martyrs of Compiegne, the bravery of these Sisters is credited with helping to bring the blood-bath of the Revolution to an end. It certainly seems as if a candle is an appropriate way to honor this brave woman and her Sisters.