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Blessed Marie Rivier in Tokyo

This picture was painted by Sister Jacqueline Hardy who was

the

first

missionary

from

St.

Hyacinthe

to

Mozambique, and then to Ecuador. When our missionary Sister Rachel Pinsonnault once returned to Canada in 1989, she asked Sister Jacqueline to paint it for Japan. It is a water-color portrait unique of this kind.

We fondly keep it in our community room, and pray to our Foundress asking her

protection

over

our

young

Vietnamese candidates in formation.

A picture of Marie Rivier with children and our Vietnamese novice and aspirant.

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“All for God, all through Holy Love” written in Japanese calligraphy on

scroll.

A visit to the Sisters of Pradelles Do you know the name of the community in Pradelles that Marinette asked to enter and was not accepted? It is the Order of the Company of Mary Our Lady founded by Sainte Jeanne de Lestonnac in 1607. I learned recently that the sisters of this Order live in Tokyo since 1959. They have a residence of students called “House of Lestonnac. I went to meet the superior there and told her about our Blessed Marie Rivier. We mutually felt familiarity, and praised God for His wonderful providence. They too are eagerly working for the vocation ministry in Vietnam. Sister Kazuko Washio

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ANGLAIS Marie Rivier in Japan Tokyo