St. Andrew Fournet was born in France in 1752. His mother was very strong in her faith and urged her son to become a priest. St. Andrew resisted and began to lead a wild life. His mother eventually convinced him to stay with his uncle who was a priest. It was at this time that St. Andrew changed his wild ways, went back to school and realized his vocation to the priesthood. He became a parish priest in Maille, France. St. Andrew refused to take an oath denouncing his faith during the French Revolution. Along with St. Jeanne Elizabeth Bichier des Ages, he founded the Daughters of the Cross of St. Andrew. St. Andrew Fournet died May 13, 1834.