The heritage left by our founders is the fruit of their docility to the Holy Spirit.
Father Terme and Mother Therese received a charism destined to give the Church a Congregation dedicated to awakening and deepening faith.
We can continue this mission only by being rooted, as they were, in a deep interior life based on faith, humility and a charity which expresses itself in untiring zeal.
"I came to cast fire upon the earth; and would that it were already kindled!" Luke 12:49
Letter (extract) of St Thérèse Couderc to Mother de Larochenégly
August 10, 1866 about
I had, a few days ago, an insight which consoled me very much.
It was during my thanksgiving, when I was making a few reflections upon the goodness of God, and how should one not think of this at such a time, of that infinite goodness, uncreated goodness, the source of all goodness! And without this there would be no goodness whatsoever, whether in man or in other creatures.
I was extremely touched by these reflections when I saw written as in letters of gold this word “Goodness,” which I repeated for a long time with indescribable sweetness. I beheld it, I say, written upon all creatures, animate and inanimate, rational or not, all bore the name of goodness,
I saw it upon the chair that served as a prie-dieu.
I understood then that all these creatures have of good and all the services and assistance that we receive from each of them is a benefit which we owe to the goodness of our God who has communicated to them something of his infinite goodness so that we may meet it in
everything and everywhere.