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1. Born into slavery in Hannibal, Missouri, around 1840, Servant of God Julia Greeley moved to Denver in about 1878 (with the Gilpins family). After leaving their service, Julia had waged employments in childcare,
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2. and as an accomplished cook. At the Sacred Heart Parish of Denver, Julia joined the Catholic Church in 1880. She was an enthusiastic parishioner, a daily communicant, and became an active member of the Secular Franciscan Order starting in 1901.
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3. Her parish priest described her as a fervent promoter of devotion to the #SacredHeart of #Jesus.

Irrespective of her own low income, Julia spent much of her time distributing Sacred Heart prayer cards and food, clothing and other essentials for the poor.
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