Eugénie Joubert was born and baptised in Yssingeaux, not far from Notre-Dame du Puy, on 11 February 1876.
She entered religious life at the age of 19. She took her religious vows on 8 September 1897. Obedience entrusted her with children; her favourites were the poorest.
She died in Liège (Belgium) at the age of 28, with a reputation for holiness, on 2 July 1904. Pope John Paul II proclaimed her blessed on 20 November 1994.
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By her life entirely devoted to God,
Blessed Eugénie Joubert deserved to hear this call:
“Come, bride of Christ,
receive for ever the crown that the Lord has prepared for you”.
In your mercy, Lord, you have guided
Blessed Eugénie Joubert
to surrender herself entirely to your love
by following the Way of the Cross.
Through her intercession, grant that we may imitate her
charity by loving you and our neighbour
with a generous heart. Through Jesus Christ.
Accept, Lord, the humble service we offer you,
reunited in the memory of Blessed Eugénie Joubert and
through the holy sacrifice of Christ Your Son,
transform us into ardent bearers of Your Love.
Through Christ our Lord.
Blessed Eugénie Joubert, vigilant and faithful, chose the best part, which will not be taken away from her.
Lord, our God,
by the mysterious power of this Eucharistic feast,
in which we participated in the memory
of Blessed Eugénie Joubert,
give us victory over sin,
healthy body and mind,
and eternal glory in your Kingdom.
Through Christ our Lord.
“Love is strong as death”
From the Canticle of Canticles (Cant. of Cant. 8, 6-7)
Word from our Beloved:
Set me as a seal upon your heart,
as a seal upon your arm,
for love is strong as death,
jealousy is fierce as the grave.
Its flashes are flashes of fire,
the very flame of the Lord.
Many waters cannot quench love,
neither can floods drown it.
If a man offered for love all the wealth of his house,
he would be utterly despised.
Psalm 45 11 – 15
R. : You are the joy,
you are the honour of our people,
Hear, O daughter, and consider, and incline your ear:
forget your people and your father’s house,
and the king will desire your beauty.
Since he is your lord, bow to him.
The people of Tyre will seek your favour with gifts,
the richest of the people.
All glorious is the princess in her chamber, with robes interwoven with gold.
In many-coloured robes she is led to the king,
with her virgin companions following behind her.
With joy and gladness they are led along
as they enter the palace of the king.
Acclamation cf. Mt 11:25
Blessed are you, God our Father,
Lord of the Universe,
you who reveal to little ones
the mysteries of the Kingdom!
From the Gospel according to Saint Matthew 18, 1-4
At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying,
“Who is the greatest
in the kingdom of heaven?”
And calling to him a child,
he put him in the midst of them
“Truly, I say to you,
unless you turn and become like children,
you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Whoever humbles himself like this child
is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
Article paru dans le magazine l’épervier de novembre 2023