The Memorial of Saint Julie Billiart
Saint Julie Billiart is the Patron Saint of Against poverty;
Saint Julie Billiart 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 Julie Billiart brief life History
|Date of Birth||12 July 1751|
|Country of Birth||France in Europe|
|Profession||Founder and first Superior General of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.|
|Place of Work||Namur, Belgium|
|Date of Death||8 April 1816|
|Place of Death||Namur, Belgium|
|Feast Day||8 April|
|Beatification||By Pope Pius X on 13 May 1906|
|Canonization||By Pope Paul VI on 22 June 1969|
|Patron Saint of||Against poverty;
Saint Julie Billiart Short life History
Saint Julia Billiart is also known as
• Julia of Billiart
• Julie Billart
• Mary Rose Julia Billiart
• She was sixth of seven children of peasant farmers Jean-François Billiart and Marie-Louise-Antoinette Debraine.
• She was poorly educated, but knew her catechism by heart at age 7, and used to explain it to other children.
• At age 14 she took a private vow of chastity, and gave her life to serving and teaching the poor.
• At age 22, she was sitting next to her father when some one shot at him; the shock left her partially crippled for 22 years.
• During the French Revoluation, a group of her friends helped organize the work she’d started.
• Julia was miraculously healed of her paralysis on 1 June 1804, and resumed her work. Her organization became the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame (Institute of Notre Dame; Sisters of Notre Dame), dedicated to the Christian education of girls, formally established in Amiens, France, the first vows being made by Saint Julia and two others on 15 October 1804.
• By the time of her death the Institute had 15 convents.
Today’s Catholic Quote:
Saint Julia Billiart born on 12 July 1751 at Cuvilly, diocese of Beauvais, department of Oise, Picardy, France as Mary Rose Julia Billiart. She died on 8 April 1816 at the Institute’s motherhouse at Namur, Belgium of natural causes. She died while praying.