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Gabriel Deshayes
Thought for the month
by Fr. Gabriel Deshayes
“By allowing others more freedom of action, you put them in a better position to succeed”
We are a group of religious women who were founded in Beignon, Brittany, France in 1820 by Fr. Gabriel Deshayes and Michelle Guillaume.
We were founded to reach out to those with the greatest need, and this work continues today.
Jesus washing disciples feet

“So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.”

John 13:14-15

Day of Prayer for Vocations - click for more info

Day of Prayer for Vocations
Sunday 22nd April - The church sets aside this day as “Good Shepherd Sunday” a day to give thanks for all vocation states of life and to pray for the increase in discernment awareness, in all baptismal calls, to love God and serve his people. In particular, we are encouraged to pray for vocations to the Religious Life and priesthood. Let us always be attentive to the small voice of God calling us forward to follow in his footsteps. Pope Francis's message for Vocation..
Father Gabriel Deshayes, 6th December, 1767–1841
On the 6th December it is 250 years since the Birth of Gabriel Deshayes the founder of the the Sisters of Christian Instruction. On this special day we give thanks for the life of Gabriel Deshayes and for the ardent work he began. We ask God’s blessing on the many religious Congregations that keep Fr. Gabriel’s work and mission alive throughout the world today...
Prayer in honour of Gabriel Deshayes
God our Father, you have raised Gabriel Deshayes in your Church to make of him a pastor according to your heart, We praise you for all the apostolate he exercised, in his varied works and ministries. You made him aware of the needs and problems of his time; help us, who wish to discover anew his person and his life journey, following in his footsteps to be touched by the distress of the world today. Grant that we may bring to this world, in joy and serenity, some of..
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