Joined the Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul in 1748. Superior of the convent at Arras, France in 1767. Arrested with three of her sisters in 1794 by French Revolutionaries. When the sisters refused to take the Oath of the Constitution, they were accused of counter-revolutionary activity, given a show-trial at Cambrai, France, and sentenced to death. Martyr.
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- “Blessed Marie-Madeleine Fontaine“. Saints.SQPN.com. 14 May 2014. Web. 22 September 2014. <>