Pilgrimages, retreats and sessions
In a few words
Since 2010, the Spirituality Centre organizes each year weeks of pilgrimages and retreat at the Motherhouse. It gives the opportunity to Sisters and Mission Partners of the Congregation to share together a time of renewal and reflection.
During pilgrimages, the retreatants walk in the footsteps of our founders St. John Eudes and St. Mary Euphrasia. They visit Noirmoutier discovering her birth house, her school and her playground in “Bois de la Chaise”, Tours where she entered the Congregation in 1814 and Caen, the city of St. John Eudes.
They also discover the Motherhouse and its significant places: the Chapel, the oratory, the tomb, the tunnel, the labyrinth and the new Museum.
Sessions 2017: “Deepening our identity together”
For this year 2017, the Spirituality Centre innovate by offering a 10 day spiritual reflection based on the new Congregational Museum, opened to the public on summer 2016.
PROGRAM OF “DEEPENING OUR IDENTITY TOGETHER” SESSIONS 2017
Testimonies from retreatants
“Reflecting back to the grace-filled pilgrimage and retreat in Angers, my heart is full of unending praise and joy! To follow and feel the footprints of St John Eudes in Ri and Caen in the founding of Our Lady of Charity ( 1641-2016 375 years ago) and St Mary Euprasia Pelletier , and her witness and wisdom in the formation of the Generalate ..... breathing her spirit in Noirmoutier, Tours, and especially in Angers (1835-2016 181 years ago). What a powerful gift of Thanks-Giving is my Magnificat!”
“The Motherhouse is a sacred place; it has been a moment of encountering God”.
“I feel energized and blessed”.