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Beatification beckons for the 'Mother of Mission'

Gerard Gough IN May of this year, the Vatican announced that a miracle attributed to Pauline-Marie Jaricot had been officially recognised, thus paving the way for her Beatification. This 19th century French laywoman is often referred to as the ‘Mother of Mission,’ due to her role in helping to establish the first of the Pontifical Mission Societies, which are active all over the world. Her life story is documented, in part, elsewhere on the Missio Scotland website (—and will be expanded upon in due course—but what of the story of her journey to her Beatification? Bringing faith to life Pauline, born on July 22, 1799, belonged to a family of silk workers

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