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The Association

Creation and genesis

The association "Les Amis de Pauline Jaricot" is a Catholic association born in the diocese of Lyon, in April 2010, from the will of a group of friends of the house of Lorette, under the chairmanship of Monsignor Thierry Brac of the Perrière auxiliary bishop of Lyon.


In May 2005, the Pontifical Mission Societies restored the house in Loreto, in which Pauline Jaricot lived for many years and died there in 1862; this house will become a place of memory, of prayer, of mission.


In 2007, a few volunteers, faithful to the Maison de Lorette, got together with the desire to form a small think tank to make Pauline Jaricot known. This beautiful Lyon figure is still unknown today in France and Lyon. At the beginning of the 19th century, at the end of the French Revolution, she worked for a renewal of evangelization through her innovative actions in favor of missions in the world, for greater social justice in the service of workers, with the development of universal and fraternal prayer.


Pauline Jaricot was declared Venerable by Pope John XXIII in 1962.

“This Tuesday, May 26, 2020, Pope Francis authorized the publication of the decree of the miracle attributed to the intercession of Venerable Pauline Jaricot, which decree was published today. "

While awaiting the effective beatification of Pauline, we can truly be in thanksgiving and thank all those who have worked for this cause.
Pauline-Marie Jaricot, "Mother of Missions " is a layman, a prophetic figure for the world of today and the challenges of the new Evangelization.

Objective of the association (see statutes on request)

  • support the cause of beatification of Pauline Jaricot,

  • develop the knowledge of Pauline Jaricot, founder of the work of the Propagation of the Faith and of the Living Rosary, initiator of a social process based on the Gospel,

  • clarify his charism by studying his writings, his spirituality and his missionary and social commitment,

  • promote the publication of his writings and their translations.



The registered office is:
Maison de Lorette - 42 Montée Saint-Barthélemy - 69005 Lyon.
Phone. : 04 72 38 41 19



The association is made up of members, ex officio members and honorary members.


Members are members who have made a commitment to share the goals of the Association, to participate in its activities and to pay an annual subscription fixed by the General Assembly.


The Archbishop of Lyon, the postulator for the cause of beatification of Pauline Jaricot and the Pontifical Mission Societies duly represented are members by right.


Honorary members are the persons appointed by the Board of Directors for the services rendered to the Association.

Board of directors

It is made up of 11 members:

  • 3 ex officio members

    • a representative of the Cardinal of Lyon

    • the postulator of the cause

    • a representative of the Pontifical Mission Societies

  • 8 full members


It is composed of :

  • a president

  • a Vice-president

  • Secretary

  • a Treasurer

To download the statutes, click here

The association won the “Coup de Cœur” prize from the Saint I rénée Foundation :


The sums allocated make it possible to create the website and its translation into several languages.


In addition, they will participate in the realization of communication missions in favor of the cause of the beatification of Pauline Jaricot: conferences, book printing, website referencing.

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