Aude Dugast has served as Postulator of the Cause for Canonization of Jérôme Lejeune in Rome since the beginning of the Roman process, in September 2012. Prior to being appointed postulator, she had served as vice-postulator during the diocesan process, which opened in June 2007 in Paris.
Before being asked to serve the Cause for Canonization of Jérôme Lejeune, from 1999 to 2012 she worked for the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation in Paris as Editor in chief of Genethique (a daily newsletter and analysis in bioethics published by the Foundation), and also as Communications Director. As Communications Director, she was also in charge of fundraising and, thanks to her academic formation in philosophy, of bioethics as well. She was particularly involved in the publication of the Manuel Bioetique des Jeunes (in English, “A Student’s Guide to Bioethics”).
In her last two years at the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, she was Director of the new Bioethic Studies Department, and in charge of developing research on new topics regarding Bioethics and Human life. At that point, she turned her attention to the New Feminism, looking for a new way to promote the Culture of Life. Prior to joining the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation staff in 1999, she was a teacher in secondary education for orphans, and developed a department of communication in an association for the visually impaired.