Catholic Search Engine

Mystic and religious founder Mother Alphonse Marie beatified in Strasbourg, France :: EWTN News


Nov 8, 2018 1:02 PM 2+ mon ago

A personal encounter with Mother Alphonse Marie Eppinger inspired �conversions which were far more miraculous than the raising of the dead,� recounted her spiritual director, Father Jean-David Reichard. The nineteenth century French mystic and religious founder was beatified this week in her native Strasbourg after a miraculous physical healing through her intercession was confirmed. Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for Causes of the Saints, celebrated the beatification Mass in the Cathedral of Notre Dame on Sept. 9 in Strasbourg, France. Mother Alphonse Marie had �the gift of seeing people, what is in their souls,� wrote Abbe Gl�ckler, who knew Eppinger personally and later wrote her biography. �She had a right word and advice for everyone. God gifted her with a good mind and right judgment. Many left her with the decision to change their lives and to walk the right path.� Eppinger was able to �scrutinize human hearts� and �reveal things that were hidden,� using these spiritual gifts to advise the priests who would �visit her in abundant numbers� seeking counsel. �God gave her a specific commission for priests,� Gl�ckler continued, �She told them about dignity and the grandeur of the priesthood.  She prayed a lot for priests, the Holy Father, and the Diocesan Bishop.� Eppinger also composed many several prayers for confessors. Speaking at the Mass of beatification, Cardinal Becciu called the occasion a �providential opportunity to rediscover, 150 years after her death,  � the testimony of an authentic Christian life and a deep spirituality.� The eldest of eleven children, Elizabeth Eppinger, was born into a peasant family on Sept. 9, 1814, in Niederbronn, France. Her devotion to Christ�s passion stemmed from an episode in her childhood, which Cardinal Becciu recounted in his homily: �As a child - when she was still called Elizabeth - one day on Read more.

Search Builder

(Click to add to search box)
Search Suggestions Level 1
Abbe Gl ckler  mother Alphonse Marie  Christ s passion  Cardinal Becciu  Saint Alphonsus  cholera outbreak  numbers   peasant family  Pope Francis  Elizabeth Eppinger  Holy Father   conversions  hearts   right judgment  right word  Notre Dame  beatification Mass  
Search Suggestions Level 2
Strasbourg Bishop Speaks  Stevens Point beatified  France Mystic  France Cardinal  France Tlvisions  Pope Francis  
Search Suggestions Level 3
Mother Clelia  Sacred Heart  Pope Francis  Archbishop Luc Ravel  Christ Child market  Cardinal Becciu  mother Alphonse Marie  mother Clelia  United States branch  UN truth commission  Pope Benedict XVI  john Lateran Nov  CWN news coverage  Notre Dame  Holy Father  carbon tax policy  Leo William Miller  terror attackPolice work  Cardinal Pietro Parolin  Saint Alphonsus  cholera outbreak  Anne Walsh  Abbe Glckler  right word  beatification Mass  right judgment  Elizabeth Eppinger  peasant family  vests crisis  Christmas market  terror attack  Catholic church  market Dec  dozen others  Diocesan Bishop  Vatican secretary  Cardinal Parolin  French bishops  fellow brothers  Stevens Point  Immaculate Heart  beatification ceremony  Little House  firm condemnation  Catholic networks  ecclesial protection  Catholic faith  vest protests  theLittle Sisters  Holy Family  beatification process  Paul Orphanage  congregation split  Holy Cross  Apostolic Visitations  Mother General  Strasbourg bishop  world today  society today  families today  Elizabeth Doyle  trust God  Oliveira Filho  immigrant outreach  Geoffrey Brooke  Eppingers devotion  crucify Jesus  Christs passion  Holy Saviour  note supplements  church doctrine  

**Content contained on this site is provided on an “as is” basis. 4Internet, LLC makes no commitments regarding the content and does not review it, so don't assume that it's been reviewed. What you see here may not be accurate and should not be relied upon. The content does not necessarily represent the views and opinions of 4Internet, LLC. You use this service and everything you see here at your own risk. Content displayed may be subject to copyright. Content is removed on a case by case basis. To request that content be removed, contact us using the following form: Contact Us.