Blessed Eugenie Smet

[Blessed Eugenie Smet]Also known as

  • Marie de la Providence
  • Mary of Providence

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Friend of Saint John Vianney. Felt a call to acts of charity made on behalf of souls in purgatory. Founded the Auxiliatrices des Ames du Purgatoire (Society of Helpers of the Holy Souls) in Paris, France on 19 January 1856. The Society continues its missionary work today in 22 countries.

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Readings

If one of our friends was imprisoned in a house of fire, how we should rush to her help. Then think how we should try to deliver the souls in Purgatory. - Blessed Eugenie Smet

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Eugenie Smet“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 April 2015. Web. 19 April 2015. <>