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3 The Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Thomas of Villanova Founded in Lamballe, France March 2, 1661 “To Serve the Poorest of the Poor”

4 House of Foundation Lamballe, France House of Foundation Lamballe, France 1661

5 Before all things, let God be loved and then, our neighbour

6 “Christ called us to render our very humble services in the person of the poor in whom Jesus chose to make his dwelling.”

7 An Augustinian Friar who had a dream to help and serve the poorest of the poor in his time. Father Ange Le Proust, O.S.A.

8 Following the example of Christ, Bishop Thomas of Villanueva of Valencia was also called “the Father of the Poor.” Bishop Thomas of Villanueva

9 Venerable Mother Louise de Pinczon, one of the Sisters of Saint Thomas of Villanova was a pioneer of her time She opened schools and hospitals Venerable Mother Louise de Pinczon

10 Devotion to Our Lady of Good Delivrance, Black Madonna of Paris, France

11 Like Mary, say “YES”!

12 “On my arm, God seeks your soul, come my child” Do not be afraid! Come and follow me!

13 Come and Follow Me

14 Come and Follow Me Come and Follow Me Come and Follow Me

15 Praying together

16 Before all things, let God be loved

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21 Our Younger Sisters, the Novices and Postulantes

22 Sisters renewing their vows after 50, 60, 65, 70, 75 years

23 Celebration of the Jubilarians

24 Singing the joy of Thanksgiving

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26 Good Laughs and Fraternity

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28 “Our Apostolic life is more fruitful insofar as it is lived for God and in God

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36 Each day, through the Eucharist Sacrifice He lets us partake of his life and draws us, By the power of the Spirit, to a Charity more fully pledged to God and to all people. Jesus renews sacramentally his supreme act of obedience and reveals to us his love for the Father and for mankind;

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38 By our daily toil, whatever it may be, we carry out the will of God.

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43 “To live for Love and in Love” Community Recreation time Community Recreation time

44 RECREATION … RELAXATION…

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47 Live in Community One Soul, One Heart in God

48 Peru, South America

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52 The Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Thomas of Villanova 76 West Rocks Road 76 West Rocks Road Norwalk, Connecticut Norwalk, Connecticut Telephone: Telephone: Fax: Fax: Website: sistersofsaintthomasofvillanova.com Website: sistersofsaintthomasofvillanova.com

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54 The Congregation of the Hospitallers of the Sisters of Saint Thomas of Villanova The Congregation of the Hospitallers of the Sisters of Saint Thomas of Villanova Are grateful to the Lord for all these years of serving Jesus in the poorest of the poor. Are grateful to the Lord for all these years of serving Jesus in the poorest of the poor. Celebrating 350 Years

55 The Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Thomas of Villanova “To Serve the Poorest of the Poor”

56 Come and Follow Me

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