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Infant Jesus Sister Eugenie called to eternal life

KOTA KINABALU – Infant Jesus Sister Eugenie Fernandez was called to eternal life on 20 June 2017 in Cheras Kuala Lumpur.  She was 73.  The funeral will be held on Friday June 23 at 10 am at Cheras Convent, Kuala Lumpur.

Sister Eugenie belonged to a congregation dedicated to education and the training of underprivileged schoolchildren.  It was founded in Rouen France in 1666 by Blessed Nicolas Barre (1621-1686) who had gathered some young women for the free instruction of the poor in 1662.

Today, the Infant Jesus Sisters and their lay volunteers have a presence worldwide through social projects and schools. They are also known as Dames of St Maur, from the address of their major house in Paris.

The congregation spread its wings to then Malaya in 1852 and to Sook in Keningau Diocese in 2002.  Sister Eugenie was one of the two pioneer sisters who established the house in Sook.  She served there for nine years (2002-2011).

 

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