Lasaulx, Anmalie Von

Lasaulx, Anmalie von a Roman Catholic philanthropist, sister of Ernst (q.v.), was born at Coblentz in 1815. She joined the Sisters of St. Borromeo, and as sister Augustine was made mother superior at Nancy. She was sent, in 1849, to Bonn, apd took charge of the hospital of St. John the Baptist. In the German wars against Schleswig and Austria, and during the Franco- German war of 1870, she proved herself a true Samaritan. Her early education, which she received from pupils of Hermes, whose views were condemned at Rome, her connection with the Catholic professors of the University of Bonn, who refused to subscribe to the decisions of the Vatican council, led her to oppose the papal dogmas. She cared not for the menaces of the Ultramontanes, but followed her calling as before. Her self- denying and faithful attention to her onerous duties finally broke down her health. While on her bed of sickness, the general mother superior of Nancy demanded of her that she should recant and accept the Vatican decrees, but she would not yield. At last she was obliged to leave the place of her lifelong' activity, and died in 1872. When she was dead, the dress of the order was taken from her corpse. See Reinken, Asalie von Lasaulx (Bonn, 1878); Lecoultre, Courte Notice sur Amlie de Lasaulx (Paris, 1879); Lichtenberger, Encyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v. (B.P.)

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