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St. Jeanne Jugan, Foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor CATHOLIC FIRE - August 29, 2016 The saint of the day for August 30 is St. Jeanne Jugan (1792 – 1879), also known as Sister Mary of the Cross. During the 19th century, she founded the Little Sisters of the Poor with the goal of imitating Christ's humility through service to elderly people in need. Born on Oct. 25, 1792 in a port city of the French region of Brittany, Jeanne Jugan grew up during the political and religious upheavals of the French Revolution. Four years after she was born, her father ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/st-jeanne-jugan-foundress-of-little.html
St. John Eudes: Apostle of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary CATHOLIC FIRE - August 19, 2016 On August 19, we commemorate St. John Eudes, a French priest who founded of the Society of Jesus and Mary (the Eudists) and the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity. Pope Leo XIII proclaimed him to be the "father, doctor and apostle of the liturgical cult of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary." John Eudes was born at Ri, Normandy, France, on November 14, 1601, the son of a farmer. Prior to John's birth, his parents who had been praying for a child and when he was born, ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2016/08/st-john-eudes-apostle-of-hearts-of.html