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Feb 5th 1820, written by Fr. Charless Plowden the Provincial to Fr. Hughes.

The one whom the Church could one day recognize as a saint by his continuous prayer and contemplation, his austere self-denial and heroic charity.
A call -
A supernatural inspiration

Rumblings of the revolution
Preaching the Lenten sermons, at Dinan, he sought to confine himself to spiritual matters.
A man of action
In the reign of terror
(1792 - 1804)
" When I was obliged to live my hide-out in the rue Cassette in order to bring Holy Communion to the sick... Then I put the tiny wooden statue of the Our Lady into a secret pocket. I placed Our Lord beside his body Mother and said It is your job, my good Mother, to look after your Divine Son..."
Also gained true wisdom, unshakeable trust and courage to overcome many trials.
" God is calling you under the protection of St. Ignatius and St. Francis Xavier. That is the Jesuit novitiate. Enter there. God indicated this to me the moment you entered the chapel."
As spiritual director, he guided Adelaide
" ... never fear, to throw yourself into God's hands with intercession of Mother Mary..."
The Lord and Mother Mary became the source of the interior strength which he could hold to stand firm against the terrible revolution in order to defend Catholic faith.
As restorer of the Society of Jesus in France, he showed himself to be a man of action with outstanding powers of government.
Old father died a few days ago in Paris in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament as he had always desired. we ought to pray for him.
On January 9th 1820, at 84, at the hour of 4am in the adour of sanctity, in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. He gave the last breath peacefully surrounded by his community in the presence of the Lord.
As the Jesuit priest, when he was 80, he reentered the resusciated Society of Jesus in French Province and took a very active part in that.
With mother Adelaide de Cice, he is regarded with special veneration as the Founder of the admirable religious Society generally known in England as the
"Filles de Marie"
He always carried a little crucifix and a tiny statue of Our Lady which he had attached by chain to a ring. He wore this day and night a constant reminder to him of those he loved most in all the world
He formed a new congregation suitable for the time when he lived with the name " Society of Heart of Mary".
It showed how much his great devout love for Mother Mary. He desired sisters deeply imitate all the most beautiful characteristics of the most important place - Heart of Mary.
Mother Mary was his dearest heavenly Mother who was always beside to protect him during his life and vocation.
In his letters, he often reminded the precious presence and protection of the most holy Virgin Mary and proposed to walk each day more closely as Mary in footstep of crucified Lord Jesus Christ
Formula of Association for the beginning with the tow Societies on 2nd February 1791
This unshakeable faith which he had and was able to inspired to others was established and built up on the love for Mother Mary as a rock, and also experiences from the rumblings of the revolution (1789 - 1790).
He bluntly refused to take the oath of the promise fidelity to the nation and to uphold the Constitution.
On the feast of the Annunciation he spoke with great conviction on the nature and value of the religious life, instituted by Jesus Christ, organised by the Church and answerable only to the Church and to the Lord.
Consequently, he said, it was outside the jurisdiction of the state. He the traced an admirable picture of the many benefits which the great monastic orders brought to France and the whole civilised world.
He knew he put himself in danger, became suspect but that did not deter him from preaching
teaching the truths of the gospel in opposition to the revolutionary dogmas.
When he was parish priest at Parame, alarmed by the damage which neglect of religion was causing in the lightest ranks of society, he tried to preserve his flock from being astray by false philosophies.
" I am speaking of those proud men who are disdainful of others and call themselves the intelligentia. Their hearts are so perverted and alienated from God that they work to destroy Christianity and substitute the cult of idols..."
In the enjoying Parame city, he had a special affection for the poor by his way of living as a poor person.
With his knowledge of English, through conversation about religion, he guided some English and American visitors into true faith.
With his love for Jesus and Mary, he was able to lead them towards greater love and esteem for the Blessed Sacrament and their Communions were more frequent;

In the atmosphere of anxiety, right before the suppression of Jesuit, he pronounced his final vow on the 15th August 1773.
He founded on solid doctrine, on the Holy Eucharist, the Sacred Heart and the Blessed Virgin.
The time he was in London, he fell gravely ill. He received unusual mystical graces.
He was firmly convinced that was a grace obtained for him by the Blessed Virgin - he wrote to Fr. Flury.
1770 - 1773, on his vocation journey, he was a spiritual director for the Benedictine nuns, he had founded they cold towards the Holy Eucharist and Our Lady.
helped them towards a more childlike and trustful love for Our Lady.
The early trial increased his filial devotion to the Blessed Virgin - his heavenly Mother.
His deep faith and good sense, he sought a spiritual director - the Abbe Grisel.
He invited him to consecrate his life totally for the work of the kingdom of God.
14th August 1756
17th August 1758, his profession of first vows.
Trials were necessary for the formation of a true and perfect religious.
He suffered painfully temptations against chastity which though constantly resisted, troubled him greatly, his stammer, a certain difficulty in relating well with other people.
He made pilgrimages to Our Lady of Liesse, Our Lady of Montaigut
He remained faithful to the Society no matter what the outcome till the end.
and life.
Thank you for your listening!

Father Peter Joseph de Cloriviere S.J (1735 - 1820)
Max de Bazelaire S.J

In His time, the glory of God will shine.
He entered the Novitiate.
Our Lady of Liesse

Our Lady of Liesse

Our Lady of Liesse

Our Lady of Liesse

Our Lady of Montangut

Our Lady of Montangut

In the cross
there is
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