On October 16, 2016, along with four others, Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Brother Solomon Le Clercq, FSC. Brother Solomon was martyred on September 2, 1792, during the French Revolution. He was the first Brother of the Christian Schools to be martyred, and the first to be beatified. Soon after his death, three more Brothers were martyred; they are recognized as the Blessed Martyrs of Rochefort. September 2 marks the feast day of both these Brothers and Blessed Brother Solomon.
The four others who will be canonized on October 16 are Manuel González García, a Bishop of Spain, Lodovico Pavoni, an Italian priest, Alfonso Maria Fusco, priest and founder of the Sisters of St. John the Baptist, and Elizabeth of the Trinity, a French Carmelite nun.
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