Francis Balmain (1733-1792) was one of the Jesuits who were killed when the French Revolution turned into a rabid anti-Catholic persecution. Father Balmain remained teaching in the Jesuit school in Pont-à-Mousson because the duke of Lorraine had refused to allow the Society to be suppressed in his territory where he protected its schools. After the duke's death, Balmain left Lorrain, eventually going to Paris where he became chaplain for the Daughters of the Cross.
For more details see the description under Blessed James Bonnaud and 22 Paris Martyrs
Originally Collected and edited by: Tom Rochford, SJ