The son of a poor French aristocrat, Eugene and his family fled France during the Revolution. His parents constantly fought, and after the Revolution the two divorced, an uncommon act at that time. He established over twenty parishes, and built or helped restore over 50 churches.
b. as Charles Joseph Eugene de Mazenod, 8/1/1782 France
d. 5/21/1861 Marseille, France
Patronage: Dysfunctional families
Feast Day: May 21