The Feast of Saint Louise at Motherhouse

[Motherhouse]  “On May 9we celebrated the Feast of St Louise in a special way.  During the day we were privileged to pray before the original text of the “Lumière de Pentecôte”, handwritten by St. Louise herself and preserved in the Archives of the Congregation of the Mission.  Read More

Seminarium 2017

170606 Seminarium 2thmb[Motherhouse] The Seminarium is a gathering of Daughters of Charity whose main responsibility is the formation of young Sisters in the Initial Stages of Formation. This is usually held every six years at the Mother House, Paris France.  The Seminarium of 2017 had as its theme: With the Boldness of Charity, Let us Dare to Form for the Future. Read More

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me.”

170203 migrants 31[Motherhouse, Quasi Province] From January 16 – 26, 2017, 69 Daughters of Charity from 21 Provinces and 1 Region of the Company in Europe gathered at the Mother House for the 2nd International Session for Sisters serving migrants. In her Welcome, Sr. Kathleen Appler, referring to the unimaginable suffering of migrants and victims of human trafficking, Read More

“Come to the foot of this altar…”

chapel 32[Maison Mére] Yes, on the 15th of August, among the thousands of pilgrims, even our new Superior General Father Tomaž Mavrič made his pilgrimage to the foot of the altar of the Chapel of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal. He entrusted his new mission to the Virgin Mary, to St. Louise and St. Catherine Labouré. At the end of the celebration of the Eucharist, which was attended by the Visitor of the new Province of  France of the Congregation of the Mission  and various priests, Father Tomaž pronounced the following words: Read More

Welcome to the «Rosalie Projects», our crowdfunding solidarity platform

Projet Rosalie logo 900x600 [Motherhouse] We would like to draw your attention to a very good initiative, launched the 30th of September: the Crowdfunding platform for the Rosalie Projects. (« Les Projets Rosalie »).

“Crowdfunding” is a new tool of participatory finance; it can reinvent solidarity and involve the greatest numbers. The idea is simple: the Sisters are often on the ground, with precariousness, lacking funds, but no ideas for the most vulnerable. Read More

“A Gift of Being Called and Sent”

sessionvij1[Province of Philipines] Young Sisters’ International Spiritual and Vincentian Revitalization Session. Motherhouse, Paris, September 1- 30, 2014. I would like to give emphasis to the letters of the word “G-I-F-T”, since my 33 days at the Motherhouse for the Vincentian Session seemed to be gift-wrapped by the 33 years of Jesus’ earthly life, His “being called and sent” to redeem us. Read More

Sending on Mission

envoimision1[Motherhouse] On September 25, as we approached the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, Sisters Lucia NGUYEN THUY TRINH and Anna NGUYEN NGOC DUNG of the Province of Vietnam were Sent to the Mission Ad Gentes. Read More

For the poor : Yes-Forgiveness-Thanks-Again. Legion of Honor – Sister Marguerite Tiberghien

Sr Marguerite 2014[Motherhouse] On June 5, 2014, we had the joy of being with Sister Marguerite Tiberghien at the ceremony where she would receive the emblem of Officer in the Order of the Legion of Honor from Father Alain de La Morandais. The celebration was held at the Motherhouse of the Daughters of Charity. A Eucharist of Thanksgiving, presided by Bishop Hervé Itoua, former bishop of Ouesso (Congo- Brazzaville), was held before the official ceremony.

Father Alain de La Morandais gave a speech before giving emblem. He traced the long journey of Sister Marguerite with the very poor, notably the creation of l’Ecole Spéciale (Special School) in Congo-Brazzaville and her work in education for all. Four words accompanied his presentation: Yes-Thanks-Forgiveness-Again. Four words very connected to the service of all Daughters of Charity throughout the world. Read More