Françoise Blin de Bourdon

Françoise Blin de BourdinFrançoise Blin de Bourdon, also known to Sisters as Mother St. Joseph, was the co-founder of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. She is also known as the Congregation’s first donor; as she provided the financial support which was needed early on as the Sisters and their missions expanded.

Françoise and Julie professed vows of poverty, chastity and obedience as Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur on February 2, 1804, a day also known as the birthday of the congregation.
Following the death of Julie Billiart in 1816, Françoise was the second superior general of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

Françoise is also known for her writing of spirituality and the biography of St. Julie. The early days of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur are beautifully documented in Françoise’s book titled “Memoirs.”

Françoise Blin de Bourdon Lifetime Giving Society

Named after the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur co-founder and initial funder, the Françoise Blin de Bourdon Lifetime Giving Society recognizes our friends and supporters who have so graciously made a cumulative contribution of $5,000 or greater.

All Françoise Blin de Bourdon Lifetime Giving Society members are named in the monthly Mass and Prayer Intentions and placed on the altar and remembered in our Sisters prayers at Mass and throughout the day.

Please contact our office by calling 410 486 7285 for more information on being part of the Françoise Blin de Bourdon Lifetime Giving Society.