THE MISSION OF THE COMPANY OF MARY OUR LADY
The Order of the Company of Mary our Lady was founded by Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac in Bordeaux, France in 1607.
Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac was born in 1556, in France during difficult time of religious unrest. The Lord revealed to her that she should help souls who were following the path to hell; they were the youth who had no access to education during the period of religious clashes, between Catholics and Calvinists.
One day, on September 23rd, 1605 during the Eucharistic celebration, two Jesuits Priests, De Bordes and Raymond received a revelation: to help Jeanne form a religious Order to educate young girls as the Jesuits educated young boys at that time.
On April 7th 1607, the Order of the sisters of the Company of Mary our Lady was approved by Pope Paul V. Since then the Company of Mary our Lady cares for the education of the Youth. Hence, our educational style is deeply rooted in our tradition: "extending the hand in raising the dignity of persons with the gospel values as the ideal."
In imitation of Saint Jeanne de Lestonnac, the members of the Company of Mary our Lady, desire to keep the flame of love in their hearts and in those of the Youth they teach throughout the world in social Centres, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Universities and Parishes. They also extend their mission by caring for the sick in hospitals and dispensaries. In addition to that the sisters are also involved in manual works.
We thank God for his hand which has led through the history for his greater glory.