Friday, July 17, 2009

215 Years Ago Today...

The 16 Carmelite martyrs of Compiègne were guillotined during the French Revolution.

You can read more about them in the Catholic Encyclopedia.

Also recommended are:

The Song at the Scaffold by Gertrud Von Le Fort (Neumann Press) - approriate for high school or adult

To Quell the Terror: The Mystery of the Vocation of the Sixteen Carmelites of Compiegne Guillotined July 17, 1794 by William Bush (not yet reviewed for age-appropriateness)

2 comments:

Martha said...

You left out the splendid Poulenc opera "Dialogues des Carmelites" written in 1953 libretto by Georges Bernanos. "Dialogues" is an intensely moving opera and I believe this work is one of the masterpieces of 20th century opera.

Love2Learn Mom said...

Wow, I wasn't aware of that. Thank you!