A Family and a Community
The members of the Army of Mary, having rediscovered the spiritual values that marked their childhood, are returning to a joyful faith, opening their hearts to a lively hope, to a purified love, drawing their families with them in the simple freedom of children of God, for religious practice encourages fraternal exchanges, and everything revolves around the same focal point: the spiritual life so rich in consolations and luminous paths. The children have since grown. Religious vocations have blossomed and a thirst for the infinite attracts them. Similarly, others, after an upright courtship, envisage marriage and the founding of a family with little beings to cherish.
Thus it was that, on May 31, 1981, the Family and the Community of the Sons and Daughters of Mary were founded in Quebec, two gems offered to the Church for the renewal of the family, the cell of the Church and society. This double foundation was not one of chance, for there is a very close link between the two Works, since the choice of love freely made to consecrate oneself to God presupposes, at the outset, a family where the first seeds of a vocation were sown in the hearts of the parents or the grandparents.
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