This year the Daughters of the Heart of Mary celebrate the bicentenary of the death of our revered Foundress Marie Adelaide de Cicé. A person weak in her health, timid, dominated by her own siblings, and at one of the darkest eras of World History , the French Revolution, she was chosen by God to confound the proud and raise the lowly. This humble woman whose strong faith and trust in the Eucharistic Lord, manifested in her frequent prayer, “It is the Lord,” enabled her to overcome the critical situations she had to face. With Fr. Peter Joseph de Clorivière as collaborator, she initiated a new form of religious life for turbulent times.
The Almighty has given the world the assurance that Religious life will never be extinguished by the powers of darkness.”