St Madeline is most known for her founding of the Society of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in France, in the early 1800s. St Madeline was born in December 12, and was educated by her older brother, who kept strict discipline with her. He later became a priest, and on recommendations, Madeline also entered the religious life as a sister.
She helped coordinate the founding of the first convent and school in Amiens in 1802. The sisters of the Society of the Sacred Heart if Jesus, collectively decided to appoint Madeline as their superior in the society, which she was for the next 63 years. During her life, she founded over a 100 convents and schools through 12 countries, helping to spread the society through France and surrounding countries.
Sacred Heart of Jesus,
Give me a heart that is one with your own; A humble heart that knows and loves its nothingness; A gentle heart that holds and calms its own anxiety; A loving heart that has compassion for the suffering of others;
A pure heart that recoils even at the appearance of evil; A detached heart that longs for nothing other than the goodness of heaven; A heart detached from self-love and embraced by the love of God,
Its attention focused on God, Its goodness its only treasure in time and in eternity.
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