Marie Poussepin, founder of the Dominican sister of the Presentation of the blessed Virgin of Tours.
She was beatified by Pope John Paul II, on 20 November 1994 like Social Apostle of Charity.
Today the sisters of the Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of Charity of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin keep alive the heritage of Marie Poussepin in four Continents in the world.
Our Congregation is an assembly of women who are brought together to fulfill a common vision. This vision is based on that of Marie Poussepin; a French Lady who established the Congregation in 1696 at Sainville, France. It was established as the Daughters of Charity, always with the intention to found “a community of the Third Order of St. Dominic for the instruction of the girls and the service to the sick poor of the countryside;” thus, giving the Church the first Dominican Sisters of Charity.
Marie Poussepin, our Foundress traced a path…. Others after her, heirs of her spirit, of her charism, responded to the calls of the time, to the urgencies of evangelization, by preserving as a priority the service to the poor in the midst of many and different commitments.