Saint Catherine Labouré - Virgin Visionary (1806-1876).
Saint Catherine was born in a small village of France in 1806, the ninth of the eleven living children. She made a vow of virginity when still very young, desiring to imitate the Holy Virgin, to whom she had confided herself when her mother died. Catherine’s interior life was alimented by the visions she frequently had of Jesus and Our Lady appeared to her in July of 1830, and confided to her the mission of having a Medal. Saint Catherine died in 1876, after spending her life in the domestic and agricultural duties associated with the kitchen and garden, and in general caring for the elderly of the Hospice of Enghien at only about three miles southeast of Paris.
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