With 9 days to go before her beatification, the Pontifical Mission Societies offer you this novena to get to know her and ask the Lord for the grace of a true interior conversion.


The life of Blessed Pauline Jaricot is an illustration of the most radical and beautiful aspects of faith.

Following in the footsteps of her patron saint, Paul of Tarsus, Pauline underwent an interior conversion at the age of 17 in the church of Saint-Nizier. Her conversion is a complete renewal of her being that will set her on the road to a total configuration to the Lord. She lived all that Christ asked her to live with passion and love until the long martyrdom of her last years, which she accepted with joy for love of Him alone.

To revive our baptismal vocation and reawaken our commitment to the Mission in our country and to the ends of the earth, the worldwide network of the Pontifical Mission Societies proposes to follow Pauline Jaricot, a lay woman and entrepreneur of the 19th century, a creative and missionary figure of the universal Church!

Why this novena?

Pauline Jaricot, servant of the Missions, is beatified on May 22!

Nine days before her beatification, we propose this novena to get to know her and to ask the Lord for the grace of a true interior conversion. It is also an opportunity to entrust our sick relatives to obtain from her prayer a second miracle that will allow her to be canonised.

Each day you will receive:

¤ A biographical element of Blessed Pauline Jaricot

¤ An extract from her writings

¤ A challenge to enter into her spirituality

Novena programme

Day 1 – Birth and youth

Day 2 – Conversion

Day 3 – Consecration to God

Day 4 – The work of the Propagation of the Faith

Day 5 – Announcing Christ

Day 6 – The Living Rosary

Day 7 – Martyrdom

Day 8 – The Holy Curé of Ars

Day 9 – The Eucharist

Who is Pauline Jaricot?

I was made to love and act. My cloister is the world.

Biography of Pauline Jaricot

Pauline Jaricot was born in Lyon on 22 July 1799.

Her life took place in the heart of Lyon, between the parishes of Saint-Nizier and Saint-Polycarpe, then at the foot of Notre-Dame de Fourvière.

She had a happy childhood, imbued with the affection and strong faith of her family. Visits to the Blessed Sacrament and Holy Communion allowed her to be intimate with the Lord from a very early age.

As a teenager, she led an active worldly life. It was then that a sermon on vanity shook her up and brought about a real interior conversion…


Prayer from the novena

Our Father….

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name.

thy kingdom come,

thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.


Give us this day, our daily bread,

and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

And let us not enter into temptation, but deliver us from evil.


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