Julia, or Julie, was born to a peasant family and was the sixth of seven children. At the age of fourteen, she took a vow of chastity and began educating the deprived. She became partially crippled at the age of 22, and then was miraculously healed after 22 years. Julia made many journeys throughout her life, and founded the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame, which was set up to teach Christian education to girls.
b. 7/12/1751 Picardy, France d. 4/8/1816 Namur, Belgium
Patronage: Against poverty, Bodily ills, Disease.
Feast Day: April 8