Feast Day of Bl. Marguerite Rutan, DC: April 9

She took charge of a new hospital and organized its services. She opened a school. She ran a shelter for young abandoned girls. She was considered a pioneer in the field of social work. Are we talking about some influential leader of the 20th century? No– she was a Daughter of Charity, Blessed Marguerite Rutan, living in the late 1700s in France. Tragically, at the time of the French Revolution she and her sisters were unjustly accused of robbery; she was informed on, thrown into jail, sentenced to death by the revolutionary court (the 9th of April 1794) and executed on that same day. Learn more in this video.

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