Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, Saint Madeleine
Date of Birth:
December 12, 1779
Date of Death:
May 12, 1865
She was educated by her older brother Louis, a monk, because Christian education was unstable during the French Revolution.
When Madeline was growing up, her brother Louis brought her to Paris to protect her from exposure to worldly life.
Saint Madeline founded the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1801 and devoted most of her time teaching girls in the Society.
Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat, R.S.C.J., (December 12, 1779 – May 25, 1865) is a French saint of the Catholic Church and was the foundress of the Society of the Sacred Heart.