Creation and genesis
The association « Les Amis de Pauline Jaricot » («The friends of Pauline Jaricot») is a catholic association born in the diocese of Lyon in April 2010, arisen from the will of a group of friends of the house of Lorette, under Monseigneur Thierry Brac de la Perrière’s presidency, Bishop Auxiliary of Lyon.
In May, 2005, the «Œuvres Pontificales Missionnaires» (Papal Missionary Works) restored the house of Lorette, in which Pauline Jaricot lived on numerous years, and died in 1862; this house has become a place of memory, prayer, and mission.
In 2007, some volunteers, faithful to the house of Lorette, met with the desire to form a small think tank to make known Pauline Jaricot. This beautiful figure of Lyon is still underestimated in France and in Lyon today. She worked at the beginning of the XIXth century, at the conclusion of the French revolution, at a renewal of the evangelization by her innovative actions in favor of the missions in the world, of a bigger social justice for the workers, and of the development of a universal and brotherly prayer.
Pauline Jaricot was declared Respectable by the Pope Jean XXIII in 1962. The file for her beatification is staying in expectation in Rome.
A more intense movement of prayer and a deepening of the knowledge of its spirituality through its works are necessary, in the aim of her beatification.
Pauline Jaricot, a laywoman, is a prophetic figure for the world and the stakes in the new evangelization today.
Objectives of the association
- Support the cause of Pauline Jaricot’s beatification,
- Develop the knowledge of Pauline Jaricot, founder of the work of the Propagation of the faith and the Living Rosary, initiator of a social progress based on the Gospel,
- Clarify her charisma by the study of her writings, her spirituality and her missionary and social commitment,
- Favor the publication of her writings and their translations.
The head office is at:
Maison de Lorette – 42 Montée Saint-Barthélemy – 69005 Lyon – France
The association is composed of regular members, members by right and members of honor. The regular members are persons who have committed to share the purposes of the Association, to participate in its activities and to pay a yearly subscription decided by the General Assembly. The members by right are the archbishop of Lyon, the postulator of the cause of Pauline Jaricot’s beatification and the representatives of the «Œuvres Pontificales Missionnaires» (Papal Missionary Works). The members of honor are nominated by the Board of Directors for the services rendered to the Association.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is composed of 11 members :
l 3 members by right:
– a representative of the Archbishop of Lyon
– the postulator of the cause
– a representative of the «Œuvres Pontificales Missionnaires» (Papal Missionary Works).
l 8 regular members
The Executive Committee is composed of:
– a Chairman or Chairwoman
– a Vice-President
– a Secretary
– a Treasurer
To download the By-Laws clic here
The association won the prize « Coup de Cœur » (“Love Crush”) of the Foundation Saint Irénée in May 2013. The assigned sums allow the creation of the web site and its translation in several languages. Furthermore they will also help to realize missions of communication in favor of the cause of Pauline Jaricot’s beatification: conferences, printings of books, referencing of the web site.