Josephine Leroux

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Blessed Josephine Leroux
Born 1747
Cambrai, France
Died 1794
Honored in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified 1920
Feast October 24

Josephine Leroux (1747–1794), born Anne-Joseph Leroux, was an Ursuline nun. She was born in Cambrai, France. She became an Ursuline in Valenciennes, taking the name Josephine. She fled to Mons, Hainaut when the monasteries and convents were suppressed during the French Revolution, but returned to Valenciennes in 1793. In 1794, she and several other nuns were arrested there for the crime of faith and was guillotined with ten other nuns whose names are not known.[1] She is a Blessed of the Roman Catholic Church.