Saint Marie Amandine
- Also known as
The Laughing Foreigner
8 July as one of the Martyrs of Shanxi
28 September of one of the Martyrs of China
- One of seven children in a pious family; three of her siblings went into religious life.
Her mother died when she 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, 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.
- 28 December 1872 in Herk-la-Ville, Belgium as Pauline Jeuris
- beheaded on 9 July 1900 at Taiyuanfu, China
- 24 November 1946 by Pope Pius XII
- 1 October 2000 by Pope John Paul II in Rome
- Additional Information
- Chinese Martyrs Catholic Church
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- 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