La Solitude

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"Our Beginnings"

"La Solitude" of Grandbourg (Evry), is one of the five communities of the contemplative branch of the Congregation of Our Lady of Sion. Its beginnings are outlined here :
Théodore Ratisbonne, born in Strasbourg in 1802, of a jewish family, was educated in a very upright fashion, but had very little religious eduction. Following a long quest for the truth, he discovered God in the Old and New Testaments. He became a christian and a priest.

The 20th of January 1842, his youngest brother, Alphonse, received the grace of the christian faith from an apparition of Mary in Rome. This event confirmed the apostolic calling of Théodore who founded the Congregation of the nuns of Our Lady of Sion, in 1843.

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