Ephemerides: April, 9th

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1794: On the Poyanne Square in Dax Sister Marguerite Rutan, born in 1736, was guillotined. She devoted her life to helping poor and sick people. She worked in Toulouse, Pau, Fontainebleau, Brest and Dax. When on October 2, 1792 all religious convents were closed she didn’t hesitate to strip her habit off in order to maintain direction of hospice in Dax. Revolutionists saw her religious influence in her background and thus they looked for and possibility to arrest her and condemn to death. In 1917 her beatification case was introduced in Rome.

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