In the wake of the 42nd annual March for Life, we revisit the life and work of Servant of God Jerome Lejeune, French geneticist and pediatrician. The first to discover the genetic basis of a disease, Trisomy 21 or Down syndrome. Lejeune was a tireless defender of human life in its most vulnerable form, and after his incredible discovery, was vilified for his position in defense of human life.
On today's SaintCast we profile his life, and speak with the Postulator for his Cause for canonization, Aude Dugast. We learn of how he lived the virtues to a heroic degree, learn of his family life, and review his biography written by his daughter, Clara Gaymard.
Also on the SaintCast a new (old) Saint Jeopardy quiz, canonization news, and more.
•Life is a Blessing, Biography of Jerome Lejeune, by Clara Gaymard
•The Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA
•Friends of Lejeune
•Jerome Lejeune interview on YouTube, from American Life League
•Siempre Adelante, newsletter of canonization cause of Jerome Lejeune