“I wish with all my heart,
   and I entreat those who will succeed me
      in the Government of the Community,
to keep alive the zeal
  for the education of poor girls
   who might need it
for their spiritual and temporal good,
  as well as the spirit of poverty
   and the love of work.”

Blessed Marie Poussepin
Social Apostle of Charity
1653 – 1744
Foundress of the Dominican Sisters
of charity of the Presentation
of the Blessed Virgin.
Marie was born in a small town called Dourdan in France in 1653.
The Poussepin family was intensely Catholic. Claude, her father was Syndic of the parish and her mother was the treasurer of the Confraternity of Charity. She had one younger brother.          Read More...