Posted by: newenglandarchivist | October 6, 2014

Julie Billiart’s Beatification Scrapbook

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Procession to Church in Namur, Belgium, 1922

I always love going through old scrapbooks. The arrangement of photos or clippings tells so much about the creator, their loves and interests and lives. I don’t know who originally arranged the 1922 scrapbook to commemorate the 1906 Beatification of St. Julie Billiart, but the photos from nearly than a century past of the celebration in Namur, Belgium offer so much insight into the times and dreams of a people who had suffered much during WWI.

To enjoy the latest online exhibit of this historic scrapbook, click here.

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