Teaching was in Saint Julie Billiart’s blood. As a child, she played school and eventually started a teaching order of nuns, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. When she was a child she made short mental prayers and had a great love of the Eucharist. She suffered poor paralyzing health for 30 years but was miraculously cured in 1804. During the French reign of terror, she was hunted for hiding priests and fled many times from authorities. In 1815, she nursed and fed the starving left from the battle of Waterloo. Julie died peacefully a year later.