Jules Chevalier

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Servant of God Jules Chevalier
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Jules Chevalier
Born(1824-03-15)March 15, 1824
Richelieu, Touraine, France
Died(1907-10-21)October 21, 1907
Issoudun, Indre, France
Venerated inFrench Catholic Church
Feast October 21

Servant of God Jules Chevalier (March 15 1824 – October 21 1907) was a French Roman Catholic priest and founder of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart and Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic religious institutes, and the inspiration for the members of the Chevalier Family.

The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus are a missionary congregation in the Catholic Church. It was founded in 1854 by Jules Chevalier at Issoudun, France, in the Diocese of Bourges.

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A religious institute is a type of institute of consecrated life in the Catholic Church where its members take religious vows and lead a life in community with fellow members. Religious institutes are one of the two types of institutes of consecrated life; the other is that of the secular institute, where its members are "living in the world".

Biography

Born in Richelieu, France, he was initially apprenticed as a shoemaker at age 12 after he was told his parents could not afford to send him to the seminary. He was later able to join the seminary, after his father's boss sponsored him and at the age of 40 was sent to the parish of Issoudun. In 1854 he founded the religious institute of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, and in 1874 the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. [1] .

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References

  1. Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Australia