MARY, OUR MOTHER

Thursday, March 10, 2016

She dreamed of founding a congregation dedicated to the Virgin Mary

Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Mary of Nazareth Association
                       

March 10 – Our Lady of Miracles (Bari, Italy, 1576) – Beginning of the Novena of Prayer to St Joseph - Saint Marie Eugenie Milleret

She dreamed of founding a congregation dedicated to the Virgin Mary


Our Lady of the Miracle
Anne Eugenie Milleret was born on August 26, 1817, in Metz (France) to a wealthy but non-practicing family. A happy childhood was followed by hard times—her father lost all his fortune, her parents separated, and her mother died. She remained alone.

At 19, she heard the renowned Father Lacordaire preach at Notre Dame de Paris: "I was truly converted. I had conceived the longing to devote all my strength, or rather all my weakness, to the Church which, from that moment I saw as holding the only key to the knowledge and achievement of what is good." She dreamed of founding a congregation dedicated to the Virgin Mary.

A year later, Anne Eugenie met Father Combalot in Paris. Under his guidance, she founded the first community in a Parisian apartment with three other girls. They made their religious profession and opened their first school in 1842. Soon other communities were founded: Under the name of Sisters of the Assumption, a new Marian congregation was born.

The foundations multiplied, new communities were born in France, England, Spain, New Caledonia, Latin America, Italy and the Philippines.

The Mary of Nazareth Team
Source: Avec Marie les enfants prient pour la paix