Saint Marie Amandine

Saint Marie AmandineAlso known as

  • The Laughing Foreigner
  • Pauline Jeuris



One of seven children in a pious family; three of her siblings went into religious life. Her mother died when Pauline was seven, her father was forced to move to find work, and she was adopted by another pious village family. Franciscan tertiary at age fifteen. Joined the Institute of Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, taking the name Marie Amandine. Worked as a nurse in Marseilles, France then in the mission hospital and orphanage in Taiyuanfu, China. Her career ended during a crackdown on foreign missionaries during the Boxer Rebellion. One of the Martyrs of Shanxi and the Martyrs of China.







Sister Amandine is one of the youngest in the community. She sings and laughs all day. It is good to have such a merry person in the missions. The cross becomes more bearable with joy. Mother Marie Hermine, writing about Saint Marie

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Marie Amandine“. CatholicSaints.Info. 8 March 2017. Web. 24 November 2020. <>