March 10th, the anniversary of St. Marie Eugenie's death, is her feast day. Let us give thanks for this remarkable woman whose life, marked by love for our Lord and passion for His Kingdom, has touched so many persons and communities around the world since the congregation was founded in 1839.
Pope Benedict XVI said at her canonization in June 2007:
"May the example of our new saint, foundress of the Religious of the Assumption, help you focus your spiritual life in Christ and in the mystery of the Incarnation, and move you to make a firm and courageous apostolic commitment, transmitting Gospel values to the culture of today...."
From St Marie Eugenie onwards, the Religious of the Assumption have a beautiful custom of the Superior General writing a 'Chapter', an extended reflection, for the great Feast of Christmas. Below is Sr Rekha's Chapter, addressed to all sisters and friends of the Assumption.
Mass on Christmas Day 10am
This Advent the Assumption Sisters offer two day-retreats in Milleret House to help us prepare spiritually for Christmas.
The Assumptions Sisters' JPIC Team brings you their latest newsletter.