Bl. Marie Rose Durocher

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 10/06

Patron Of: Against Bodily Ills, Against Loss of Parents, Against Sickness, Sick People

Also known as
    Eulalie Durocher

    6 October

    Tenth of eleven children. Drawn to the religious life, but turned away due to frail health. Became housekeeper to her brother Theophile, a priest at Beloeil. Because newly independent Canada was still a wild, untamed place, its bishop (the whole country was a single diocese) had trouble getting European religious to emigrate, so he founded new communities. Marie Rose helped found the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary who serve as teachers.

    6 October 1811 at Saint Antoine-sur-Richelieu (near Montreal), Canada as Eulalie Durocher

    6 October 1849 of natural causes

    23 May 1982 by Pope John Paul II


    against bodily ills
    against loss of parents
    against sickness
    sick people

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.
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