peter fourierSt. Peter Fourier was born in Lorraine in 1565.  At age 20 he joined the Canons Regular of St. Augustine.  After his ordination and further studies, he was appointed parish priest in the village of Mattaincourt at the age of 33.  This was a stronghold of Calvinism where he labored unceasingly with zeal and lived out the example of a holy life for his people.  He founded the Congregation of Augustinian Canonesses of Our Lady dedicated to the education of girls.  For several years he worked at unifying the Order of Lorraine.  He became Superior General.  In 1636, political circumstances caused him to be exiled.  He died in 1640.

FEAST DAY- December 9

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