31 May 1686 : Death of Nicolas Barré


Many people mourned his passing, spreading the news that 'the holy Minim is dead'

Nicolas Barré's final words to his community as he was dying: 'The Institute is a small body in the Church. I shall tell the Holy Spirit to always be its source of life, to always be in control, to always be its head and to lead it'.


Nicolas Barré, the spiritual master, was both an apostle and a mystic.