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SAINT CLAUDINE Thévenet

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Mother Mary of Saint Ignatius

Foundress of the Congregation of the Religious of Jesus and Mary

“God has chosen you, answer His call!” These words which Father Coindre addressed to Claudine Thévenet on July 31st 1818 and the courageous...

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A very Happy Feast

3rd February, 2017

HOW GOOD GOD IS! A very Happy Feast. Let our charism reach a wider world.

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Claudine Thevenet was born in Lyon, France on 30thMarch, 1774. After a traumatic experience of the execution of her two brothers and the French Revolution, she realized the urgent need to re-discover the existence of a good God who loves humanity unconditionally. “Forgive as we forgive”, is the legacy that her two brothers left Claudine before dying.This moment marks a decisive turning point in her life. She was then 19 years old. The words of her brothers left her with deep anguish to seek what best could be done to experience the goodness of God. So, Claudine, together with other young women, began a clandestine apostolate, to relieve the suffering, show charity those left downtrodden, to bring God into their lives, to know and love Him, even before the war ended.

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