Religious Sister (1876-1904)
+ Eugénie was born in Yssingeaux, France. Educated by the Ursuline Sisters and the Sisters of Notre Dame, she would go on to teach catechism to the local children.
+ In 1895, she joined the Sisters of the Holy Family of the Sacred Heart, professing religious vows in 1897.
+ Assigned to work as a catechist in Aubervilliers, she worked with poor children to help prepare them for their First Communion.
+ Sister Eugénie contracted tuberculosis in 1902. Her community transferred her to Rome and, a short time later, to Belgium, but she died soon after in Liège on July 2, 1904.
+ Remembered for her love of the Blessed Virgin and her care for the children entrusted to her, Blessed Eugénie Joubert was beatified in 1994.
For prayer and reflection
“Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”—Mark 10:14
On this day, we also remember Saints Processus and Martinian. According to tradition, these two martyrs were Roman soldiers who served as jailers of Saints Peter and Paul in the Mamertine Prison in Rome. Having been baptized by Saint Peter, they were martyred during the persecution of the Emperor Nero. The purported relics of these martyrs are enshrined in an altar dedicated to their memory in St. Peter’s Basilica.
O God, who raised up blessed Eugénie in your Church to show others the way of salvation, grant us, by his (her) example, so to follow Christ the master, that we may come with our neighbor into your presence. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Saint profiles prepared by Brother Silas Henderson, S.D.S.