Shreveport Martyrs Press Information
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our five Servants of God.
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These priests, all from Brittany, France, served throughout our diocese, from Shreveport to Sabine Parish, from Minden and Homer, to Monroe and the Delta, and from the See city at that time, Natchitoches.
Ordained in Natchitoches, in January 1871
Ministered in the Parishes of Rapides – Avoyelles – Caddo
Died September 15, 1873, age 26, buried at St. Joseph Cemetery, Shreveport..
Ordained in Natchitoches, on Sept. 22, 1855
Ministered in the Parishes of DeSoto – Caddo – Bossier – Webster – Claiborne
Died September 16, 1873, buried at St. Joseph Cemetery, Shreveport.
Ordained in St. Brieuc, France, on Dec. 17, 1864
Ministered in Caddo Parish, at St. Vincent’s Convent
Died September 26, 1873, buried with the sisters in the mausoleum of Forest Park, Shreveport.
Ordained in Nantes, France, for service in Natchitoches, on Sept. 23, 1854
Ministered in the Parishes of Ouachita – Morehouse – Union – Webster – Claiborne – Caldwell – Franklin
Died October 1, 1873, buried in St. Matthew’s Cemetery, Monroe.
Ordained in Natchitoches, on May 3, 1856.
Ministered in Sabine and Natchitoches Parishes, and in the bishop’s office.
Died October 8, 1873, buried at St. Joseph Cemetery, Shreveport.