A woman, a loom, an orphan, were the origins of the Congregation of Jesus and Mary.
Claudine entered upon a “foolish and presumptuous undertaking which offered no guarantee of success”.
She entered into what seemed impossible, trusting in a merciful God who is behind every step.
Since 1818, We desire to respond to the challenges of each moment like Claudine.
Official events of the Bicentenary
October 5-13th, 2017
Missionary Encounter Agra – India
October 6th, 2017
Opening of the Bicentennial – Lyon
November 13th, 2017
July 19-22th, 2018
International JM Youth Encounter – Lyon
October 4-6th, 2018
JM Symposium – Lyon
October 6th, 2018
Closing of the Bicentennial – Lyon
October 7-8th, 2018
General Assembly Family Association JM – Lyon
The sole fabric woven by Claudine continues today in diverse and varied ways.
you are the fundamental,
first thread woven into the fabric of the Jesus and Mary
design which now spans all continents;
the one who risked the weaving,
chose the colours,
set up the loom,
suffered the uneven shuttling
when the design
showed little clarity.
in the Good God
and the possibilities open
to you gave you the courage
Today, we are
gently bound by
multi-coloured threads –
threads of future hopes