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Blessed Catherine Jarrige

July 5

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(1754-1836)

Blessed Catherine Jarrige (Wednesday). A lacemaker by trade, Jarrige took vows as a Dominican tertiary, praying and serving the poor. During the French Revolution, she hid priests, brought them babies to baptize, and praying with those who were to be executed. In one case, “Jarrige accompanied the priest to the gallows . . . and after his execution took some of his blood and smeared it on the face of a blind child, who was cured,” says Wikipedia. The executioner saw this and began to lose composure: ‘I’m lost. I’m lost. I’ve killed a saint!’ Jarrige was also arrested several times for her actions in 1794 but the authorities released her each time fearing riots since she was a popular figure.”

 

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