St Julie Billiart

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St Julie Billiart was born in 1751 in Cavilly, France. She is well known for establishing the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, a religious order that is dedicated to Christian education to Christian girls. She would later become Mother General. Julie loved learning about her faith that she read the catechism and explaining it to to other children. She was left partially crippled following the attempted shooting of her father and would remain paralysed for 22 years until she was miraculously healed in 1804. St Julie died in Nalmur, Belgium in 1816 and was canonised in 1969. She is the patron saint of poverty and disease.

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