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French martyr, also called Nael. A native of Angers, France, he received ordination in 1771 and served as a parish priest until the start of the French Revolution. When he refused to sign the oath accepting the severely anti Catholic Civil Constitution of 1790, he was removed from his post. He thus existed as a priest in secret, despite a court order, and then openly, in defiance of the commandments of the revolutionary government. Arrested while offering the Eucharist, he was sentenced to death and guillotined on February 21, while still dressed in his vestments. He was beatified in 1926.


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