Saint of the Day – 10 March – Saint Marie-Eugenie de Jesus

The Memorial of Saint Saint Marie-Eugenie de Jesus

Saint Marie-Eugenie de Jesus is the Patron Saint of Religious of the Assumption
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Saint Marie-Eugenie de Jesus Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersNuns/Sisters who became Saints

Saint Marie-Eugenie de Jesus brief life History

Date of Birth 25 August 1817
Country of Birth France in Europe
Profession French Roman Catholic professed religious and the foundress of the Religious of the Assumption.
Place of Work France
Date of Death 10 March 1898 (aged 80)
Place of Death Auteuil, Paris, Île-de-France, French Third Republic
Feast Day 10 March
Beatification By Pope Paul VI on 9 February 1975 at Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican City
Canonization By Pope Benedict XVI on 3 June 2007 in Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican City
Patron Saint of Religious of the Assumption
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Saint Marie-Eugenie de Jesus Short life History

Saint Marie-Eugénie de Jésus is also known as
• Anne-Eugénie Milleret de Brou
• Eugénie Milleret de Brou
• Eugénie Milleret de Bron
• Marie Eugénie Milleret de Brou
• Mere Marie Eugénie

she was raised in an educated and intellectual family with no faith, but who apparently went through some of the motions since she received her first Communion on Christmas 1829 at age twelve. She had a conversion experience, came to the faith, and felt a call to religious life by hearing the Lenten sermons of the Dominican Henri Lacordaire at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, France. She made a short novitiate with the Sisters of the Visitation at Cote Saint-Andre, but did not take vows.

During a pilgrimage to the shrine of Sainte-Anne d’Auray in 1825, Eugenie felt called to found a teaching institute that would work in the world, but kept monastic observances. In 1839 she founded the group later named the Congregation of the Assumption (Religious of the Assumption, Sisters of the Assumption) to perform this mission. The Assumptionists received papal approval in 1888, and continue their good work in 34 countries around the world today.

Today’s Catholic Quote:

Saint Marie-Eugenie de Jesus was Born on 26 August 1817 at Metz, Moselle, France as Eugenie Milleret de Brou (de Bron) and Died on 10 March 1898 at Auteuil, Hauts-de-Seine, France of natural causes

Saint Marie-Eugenie de Jesus