Actualités du Centre Spirituel

“We are all sowers of hope” was the theme chosen for the event we organized for young people on May 25 th 2018. We were inspired by the fact that St. Mary Euphrasia was called “Madame de l’Esperance” (Lady of Hope) and we wanted this message of hope for our young people today to be an extension of the celebrations for the 150 th anniversary of her death this year. In order to organize this event we contacted the Parish Priest, Fr. Jean-Paul Avrillon to know how to reach the young people. He suggested speak directly to the chaplains who work in colleges and high schools, among others the... more
June 27 th 2018 4 th anniversary of the reunification Our journey of integration: “Wayfarer, it is your tracks which are the road, and nothing else. There is no road, walking makes the road; and when glancing back you contemplate the trail which you will trample no more. Wayfarer, there is no road, only the wakes on the sea.” God in his infinite mercy gives us to know His will through His Son Jesus of Nazareth. He gave us His Spirit. The Spirit makes all things new. Saint John Eudes internalized these words like this: “… immerse myself in the Lord Jesus Christ, to contemplate his mysteries... more
Feast of Blessed Maria of the Divine Heart Droste Zu Vischering Blessed Maria Droste described her deep devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to the Blessed Sacrament in her autobiography: “I have never been able to separate devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus from devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, and I will never be able to explain how and how much the Sacred Heart of Jesus has deigned to grant me so many favours through the Blessed Sacrament. For me, the Blessed Sacrament was always heaven, and I almost always represented Our Lord to myself through this image, and the Heart of Jesus... more
Sister Marie-Thérèse de Soubiran. Sister of Mary Auxiliatrix Sister Mary of the Sacred Heart. Sister of Our Lady of Charity Sophie Thérèse de Soubiran is born on May 16 th 1834, in Castelnaudary, France. In 1854, she is invited by her uncle to found a Beguines community in Castelnaudary. Few years later, in 1865, after spending a long time in prayer and discernment, she feels that God is calling her to create the Congregation of Mary Auxiliatrix. She becomes superior and takes the name Marie-Thérèse. She always felt a calling to look after the young people in her village. This is what she... more
St.John Eudes was canonized on May 31 st 1925, the solemnity of Pentecost. THE WORDS OF POPE PIUS XI DURING THE CANONIZATION OF JOHN EUDES: “His voice echoed throughout France, beginning as a fruitful preacher of the eternal truth, countless prey to the ancient enemy of humankind to be restored to the divine Redeemer. And, leaving aside all the rest, left as heirs to his apostolate the Society of Religious of Jesus and Mary, and inflamed with his zeal the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity, to which, in addition to the three vows accustomed, forced a fourth vow to host and guide back to the... more
Saturday April 28 th and Sunday April 29 th in Noirmoutier 150 th anniversary of the death of St. Mary Eufrasia A delegation, made up of 3 Sisters from the Congregational Spirituality Centre, one Sister from St. Pierre community of Angers, one lay person who was part of the choir for the celebrations of April 21 st and 22 nd and 2 other lay people working for the Sharing Fair shop, was happy to go to the birth island of our foundress on April 28 th and 29 th . It was the opportunity to celebrate the 150 th anniversary of the death of St. Mary Euphrasia with the inhabitants of Noirmoutier. On... more
150 th anniversary of the death of St. Mary Euphrasia On this anniversary of the death of St. Mary Euphrasia 150 years ago, a Eucharist presided by Fr. Quris, responsible for the religious in the diocese of Angers, and concelebrated by Fr. Malek, leader of the Maronite parish, took place in the chapel of the Motherhouse It was a festive and at the same time a simple Eucharist. Our Congregational leader, Sr. Ellen Kelly, sisters of the different communities of Angers and some friends were present. The solemnity had taken place on April 22 nd with more than 160 people. The choir made up of... more
International Mother Earth Day is celebrated each year to remind us that the earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance. On April 23 rd , the International Community organized an earth commemorative ceremony. We gathered with 25 Sisters from the communities of Agapè, Magdala and St Pierre. The ritual took place around an olive tree in the gardens of the Motherhouse. We were accompanied by singing about the Creation, praising God for Its marvels. In the middle of the ceremony, each Sister incensed alternately the tree in order to signify that earth is sacred and to thank her... more
“When the Church speaks, I believe her just as if the Christ himself has spoken” Pope Pius XII by his words bestowed on Mary of St. Euphrasia Pelletier the imperishable crown of sainthood. “This strong woman who in spite of great difficulties succeeded in founding marvelous works for the glory of God and the salvation of souls has the right and the merit to be inscribed among the heroes of the Christian Religion.” (APOSTOLIC ACTS OF POPE PIUS XII)more
The Foundation of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (Eudistes) the 25th of March 1643 John Eudes, a man who gives praise to the Lord for graces received wrote the following at an important time of his life: “In the year 1643 Our Lord and His most Holy Mother granted, us the grace to begin the establishment of our little Congregation on March 25th, the day on which the Son of God was made man and the Blessed Virgin became the Mother of God.” Hail Mary, Mother of God the Son!more