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Europe : France, Belgium, Holland.
Provincial house :
46 rue Notre-Dame BP 4522
22045 SAINT-BRIEUC Cedex 2
Tél : 02 96 68 10 70
The Province is present in four countries: France, Belgium, Ireland, Holland. As of November 2016, it numbers 619 sisters and seventy Communities.
The communities are divided into four vice-provinces respectively called: Paris, Plérin, Quimper, and Saint-Brieuc-Vannes Vice-Provinces.
The sisters of these vice-provinces are present in 20 dioceses, mainly in the West of France, in the Paris area, and in a lesser number, in the Centre, South-East and North of France. A few sisters live their mission in Belgium and in Holland.
--- Insertions of the communities.
--- Main activities of the sisters.
Every year, in accordance with the Orientation determined by the provincial Council, the sisters specify, in a community project, the aspects they want to favor in their common mission. It is this mission which brings them together whatever their activities may be.
The sisters are involved in diverse activities: ecclesial, social, administrative, academic, and extracurricular activities.
The sisters in the HEPADS live the mission of the Congregation to the end according to their possibilities, to their gifts and talents. They sustain the ones who are in activity: prayer, manual work, correspondence, taking interest both in the Congregation and in the world situations.
--- What is life-giving and inspiring for us.
“Let ourselves be led by the Spirit in the love of God and of the others”.
All our activities are rooted in prayer, in the spirituality and tradition of our Congregation. We want to remain open to the realities of the world and of the Church, to the near and far evolutions, to be attentive particularly to what may affect the most deprived, attentive as well to what is coming to life.
Several sisters get into touch with the young people in quest of a meaning to their lives. Others are open to the most crying distresses around them: drug-addicts, prostitutes, prisoners and their families, street-people…
Others still devote much of their time, visiting people isolated, sick, in great distress or taking part in denominational or undenominational associations.
Some work in favor of justice, for non-violence and respect of creation.
Weekends are organized on a regular basis to help us remain in an attitude of formation throughout our lives, broaden our openness onto the world and thus better involve ourselves, according to our possibilities, in the various modes of presence which are dear to us. francephotos.pdf