Servants of Mary, we express our vocation by our name:
the Holy Virgin Mary is our mother and our guide in our spiritual life.
The source place or origin of the Congregation, Notre Dame du Refuge (Our Lady of Refuge),
with the Monastery of St. Bernard, remains the welcoming centre for spiritual, social and educational needs.
Present on 4 continents, our communities
from Africa (Ivory Coast), Latin America (Argentina and Uruguay),
Asia (India) and Europe (Spain and France),
share daily life in the service of life, in fidelity to the Spirit received...
« Ask me nothing but my spirit. »
« Long for the welfare of all. »
« The name of Mary itself
must fill your heart
with joy, love and hope. »
« Our missión is to make
known and love better
the divine Mother of heaven. »
« Poor or rich, the children
have the same right for your care. »
« Our hope, it is prayer
and prayer done with trust and surrender. »
« It is not enough to give alms to the poor,
we must love them and respect them. »
« Wait for the moments of God,
it is almost the secret of the divine Works. »
« Don’t be surprised of anything,
don’t be frightened of anything. Everything will pass.
The Divine Mother looks after you and guard you. »