Spirituality Center

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
Session “Deepening our identity together” with the Mission partners from Macau April 30 th - May 7 th 2018 Five mission partners and one of our Sisters from the Mission in Macau were very interested to come to Angers so as to deepen their understanding of the roots of the Congregation. The mission partners had been working with our Sisters for many years and collaborated very closely with our Sisters in their mission with women and girls. The Congregation offered them this opportunity and they followed the session from the 30th April to the 7th May. We were very happy to welcome them and... 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
On Thursday March 8 th 2018, for the International Women’s Day and to respond to the call of the CLT, the Congregational Spirituality Centre organized the projection of the movie “ Mahila – A women’s Movement Rising ”. This 30 minutes documentary produced by the Good Shepherd International Foundation (GSIF) tells us the story of three Indian women rising out of poverty and discrimination with the support of a Good Shepherd project. The film has been projected for around 60 people, sisters of the site and friends of the Congregation. It has been followed by a time of sharing and reflection... more
This year, for the third time, the Motherhouse of the Congregation opened its doors for the annual “Made in Angers” experience. This event organized by Angers Loire Metropole gives the people of Angers the opportunity to visit firms which are part of the local economy or heritage. On February 27 th , March 2 nd , 6 th and 9 th , 4 groups visited the Motherhouse and its significant places: the Chapel, the tunnel, the labyrinth, etc. One of the groups also had the opportunity to listen to an organ demonstration in the Chapel. In total, 60 people came for the 4 visits, a participation lesser... more