Beatrice of Ornacieux
Blessed Beatrice of Ornacieux
|Died||1306 or 1309|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Beatified||1869 by Pope Pius IX|
Beatrice was a Carthusian nun who founded a settlement of the order at Eymieux in the department of Drôme. She was especially devoted to the Passion of Christ and is said to have driven a nail through her left hand to help herself to realize the sufferings of the Crucifixion.
Her cultus was confirmed by Pius IX in 1869. (See "Anal. jur. pont.", 1869, XI, 264.) There are modern lives by Bellanger and Chapuis and a full account in Lecoulteux, "Ann. Ord. Cath." (V, 5). Her feast is on 13 February.
- "Saint of the Day, February 13": Blessed Beatrix d'Ornacieux at SaintPatrickDC.org
- /Sito sull'universo certosino
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