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Marie-Thérèse Charlotte de Lamourous

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Marie-Thérèse Charlotte de Lamourous

Early Years
Marie Thérèse was born at Barsac, Gironde on Nov. 1, 1754 to parents Louis Marc Antoine de Lamourous du Mayne and Elisabeth.
She was the first of 11 children but only 5 survived childhood.
Marie's family moved to Bordeaux in 1766 after her father was attached to the Bordeaux parliament.
Education and First Communion
After moving to Bordeaux, at the age of 12, Marie was educated by her mother.
A year after, in 1767 Marie received her First Communion.
Member of the Underground Church
Marie was 35 when the French Revolution started in 1789. She became a member of the underground church
In 1794 authorities in Paris expelled all French nobility from France's port cities. Marie Thérèse and her family moved to the family’s estate at Pian.
She would return to Bordeaux often to continue her ministries there.
Member of the Underground Church
The parish at Pian was without a priest and Marie Thérèse became like a pastor for that congregation.
Marie would dress as a peasant, and she would enter the offices of the committee of supervision. She pretended to clean the building while she read the planned arrests.
In addition, Marie helped people escape from the guillotine.
Marie taught catechism, visited the sick and prisoners and helped keep the clergy in touch.
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