Discover how the little sisters were born
Our Congregation was founded in 1865 in France at the beginning
of industrialization, by Fr. Etienne Pernet, Assumptionist, and Antoinette Fage, with the aim of
“procuring the Glory of God by the salvation of the poor”
A big adventure!
God’s ways seem impenetrable. Neither their origins nor their vocations destined Claude Étienne Pernet and Antoinette Fage to meet each other.
However, from the complementarity of these two passionate about Jesus and the poor was born a Congregation today a discreet face of compassion and evangelization on the 5 continents.
The journey of Etienne
The journey of Antoinette
The Association of Our Lady of the Assumption (AOLA) –
Lay Consecrated Women
Lay Consecrated Women desiring to follow Jesus Christ by consecrating our laity to him in the conditions of the women of our time. Our spirituality makes us particularly attentive to the smallest, in the concern to work with others, to the construction of a more fraternal and just world in the respect and the dignity of each person.
Where do we come from?
FROM AN INTUITION
Going beyond the foundation of the L.S.A., Father Pernet , in fidelity to the Spirit and to the needs of the world, created various lay groups. One of them brought together women who were called to follow Jesus Christ without giving up in any way their family or social commitments.
FROM AN EXPECTATION
Single women, animated by the spirituality of Fr Pernet, who wished to consecrate themselves in their usual life setting.
FROM A RESPONSE
The Congregation gave birth in 1953 to the Association, taking up again Fr Pernet’s intuition and meeting the Church’s desire concerning the advancement of the laity.
Each of us stays in her life setting, with her profession, her commitments, her forms of solidarity, taking on our responsibilities. Our life of prayer, which is the indispensable support for our vocation exposed to all storms, is the place where our love for God and for the world meet.