Spirituality Center

This year, for the second 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 14 th , 17 th , 21 st and 24 th , 4 groups of 20 people visited the Motherhouse and its significant places: the Chapel, the tunnel, the labyrinth, etc. The Good Shepherd Guesthouse also offered the participants a chance to discover a meeting room and a bedroom to get some ideas for short breaks,... more
February 12 th 2017 marks the centenary of the birth of Father Joseph Wresinski. Joseph Wresinski was born on February 12th 1917 in a very poor family living in St. Jacques Street, very close to the Congregation Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd. He was an altarboy at the Motherhouse during his childhood. Later, with the help of the family of one of the sisters he went on to study for the priesthood. In 1957, he created the international movement ATD Fourth World, which is playing a leading part in the fight against poverty all around the world. In order to celebrate this generous man... more
Do you not know that it is Jesus who has made the Heart of Mary what it is, And who wished to make it A fountain of light Of consolation, Of every kind of grace, For all those who turn to her in their need? O Mother of Marcy, comforter of the afflicted, show that you are truly Mother of Mercy. O most merciful Mary, let us experience your compassion. Our Heritage Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd Spirituality Commission – May 1990more
The much awaited inauguration of the new Good Shepherd Museum in the Mother House took place on Monday 30 th May. It is the culmination of almost 5years intensive work by the Heritage Committee. More than 210 guests attended this event. Between 4pm and 5pm they had an opportunity to make a short tour of the Museum. This was followed by the official inauguration speeches in the Main Chapel. Sr. Ellen Kelly, Congregational leader, Sr. Magdalena Franciscus, Provincial Superior of Europe BFMN, Marc Fardet, President of the Association of the Friends of the Museum and great-great-grand-nephew of... more