St Madeleine Sophie Barat – Feast Day – May 25

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St Madeleine Sophie Barat was the founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart. She was born on December 12 1779 in Joigny, Champagne, France and died on May 25 1865 at the age of 85 in Paris, France. We celebrate her feast day on May 25 every year in the Catholic Church.

St Madeleine Sophie Barat Biography
St Madeleine Sophie Barat - Feast Day - May 25
St Madeleine Sophie Barat – Feast Day – May 25
Date of Birth December 12 1779
Place of Birth Joigny, Champagne, France
Profession Religious nun
Place of Work France
Date of Death May 25 1865 at the age of 85
Place of Death Paris, France
Feast Day May 25
Beatification By Pope Pius X on May 24 1908 in Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
Canonization By Pope Pius XI on May 24 1925 in Saint Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
Patron Saint of Educators

St Madeleine Sophie Barat Life History

St Madeleine-Sophie Barat was a Roman Catholic nun and founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart. She was born in a peasant family in Joigny, Burgundy, France and tutored by her brother. Deacon Louis.

When the French Revolution ended, Madeleine and Louis (at this time a priest) went to Paris. Louis superior appointed Madeleine to be the head of an educational order dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The first Convent of the Sacred Heart was opened in 1801 at Amiens, France and in 1802 she became its first superior.

Madeleine went to Grenoble, France in 1804 and founded her second convent where she received St Rose Philippine Duchesne into the order and she became its first missionary.

Madeleine was elected superior general of the Sacred Heart order for life in 1806 and in 1826, the Society of the Sacred Heart received its ecclesiastical approval. The order spread to many countries in the world.

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