French Carmelite beatified
November 21, 2016
Father Marie-Eugene of the Child Jesus (1894-1967), a French Carmelite who founded the secular institute of Our Lady of Life, was beatified in France on November 19.
An estimated 11,000 people attended the beatification Mass, which took place in a convention center in Avignon. Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, presided at the rite of beatification.
During his November 20 Angelus address, Pope Francis described Blessed Marie-Eugene as “a man of God who was attentive to the spiritual and material needs of his neighbors … May his example and his intercession sustain our journey of faith.”
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