Eugenia Joubert was born and baptized in the city of Orleans near Yssingeaux, France on February 11, 1876, the anniversary of the first apparition of the Blessed Virgin at Lourdes. At 19 years of age in 1895 she entered the Sisters of the Holy Family of the Sacred Heart to become a nun. She made her novitiate in Aubervilliers, near Paris in 1896, and her religious profession in 1897, devoting herself totally to the apostolate and the teaching of the catechism for boys and girls especially their preparation for First Communion. She had a deep spiritual life, whose testimony is left in her journal entitled “Mary and me.” At the age of 26 she became ill with tuberculosis and had to stop working with children. In 1903 she moved to Rome, where she assisted in founding a new religious house of assembly and remained in Rome from April 1903 to May 1904. On her return she fell ill and was confined to bed and after about a month then died on July 2, 1904 in Liege, Belgium at the of age 28, repeating three times the name of Jesus. She is buried in the chapel of the Sisters of the Holy Family Sacred Heart in Dinant, Belgium.
John Paul II beatified her November 20, 1994.
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