St Julie Resources
Introduction to the Life of the Foundress of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur
Saint Julie Billiart’s influence is as alive today as it was over 200 years ago when she founded the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Born and raised in the darkness of the French Revolution, hunted by those who would have her reject allegiance to the Catholic Church and afflicted with 23 years of paralysis, St. Julie overcame these obstacles because of her deep faith. Her life was a balance of contemplation and action.
Today, more than 2000 sisters and 400 associates continue to live out the spiritual vision of St. Julie Billiart, educating children and adults and working with the poor on five continents.