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  • Wednesday, April 08, 2020
  • St. Julie Billiart

Traditions that express our identity

Who are we

Let us encourage our hearts to follow with love the one who graced us with his call to follow him.

Feast of the Presentation of the Child Mary

With the annual celebration of this tradition on November 21 we turn our gaze to Mary. Jeanne de Lestonnac wanted “to consecrate the students to Mary and to place them under her protection with the promise of imitating Mary in whatever state of life God would call them.”

This feast, celebrated in the unique style of each geographical context, has a common meaning: the presence of Mary Our Lady in our apostolic works.

Feast of Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac

On May 15, 1949, the Church set its seal of approval on the life and Educational Project of Jeanne de Lestonnac by declaring her a Saint. Every year on this day we celebrate the Feast of Saint Jeanne in recognition of her and all those who have made and continue to make this specific style of education possible in different countries throughout the world.