Joubert, Eugénie, Bl.

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Religious of the Holy Family of the Sacred Heart; b. Feb. 11, 1876, Ysingeaux, France; d. July 2, 1904, Liège, Belgium. In 1895, Joubert joined the new congregation of the Soeurs de la Sainte-Famille de Sacré-Coeur, founded at Puy by Mère Marie Ignace Melin. She taught catechism to small children at Saint-Denis and Aubervilliers to carefully prepare them for their First Confession and Communion until her health failed. From that time she was assigned to Liège, where she died at age 28 after a two-year illness. She is known for her devotion to the Sacred Heart and her practice of the "Little Way." Joubert was beatified by John Paul II, Nov. 20, 1994.

Bibliography: j. bouflet, Le charisme et la catéchèse (Paris 1998).

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