Edifying life of the foundresses

Once they had become real religious by receiving the habit and their Profession, the Sisters of Saint-Jacut thought only of carrying out their charitable mission to the best of their ability, and confided to Providence the growth of the little tree they had planted. There was nothing more edifying than this community, whose members devoted all their time to work and prayer, helping each other as much as their individual tasks allowed. Guyot, p. 47

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Stay as you are

During the first years after the Sisters had made their Profession, the development of the community was very slow. From 1828 to 1837 only five religious joined the Foundresses, (...).  With no hope of the situation getting better, they conceived the idea of joining another congregation. In the meantime, Father Deshayes, Superior General of the Sisters of Wisdom and Fathers of the Company of Mary, came to Rochefort-en-Terre. Father Corvoisier, his friend, and almost his fellow-countryman as they came from neighbouring parishes,[1] went to see him to…

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First foundations

However, postulants soon began to flock in, and at last a time came when the Sisters could give a satisfactory reply to the parishes asking for teachers. It was in 1839 that they founded their first establishment at Saint-Congard. A second one was founded in Peillac in 1842, then two others in 1846: one in Caden and one in Saint Gorgon. According to the double aim of their Institution, each of these establishments counted one Sister to visit the sick, one or two to teach in school…

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Death of Angélique

The venerable Sister Saint-Jacut did not have the joy of witnessing the development of the work she had founded. Before receiving her heavenly reward, she had the sorrow of witnessing the death of her three first companions. Françoise Richard died in 1820, Julienne Monnier in 1833 and Jeanne Monnier in 1834. She herself suffered for a long time from painful infirmities and died on November 16th 1835 at the age of 68. Her death created a great void in the community which had been edified by her…

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