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Chronology of the Life of Mother Foundress


1857

April

8

Birth at Roeselare, Belgium

1879

April

16

Admission at the Monastery of the Canonesses of St. Augustine, Ieper, Belgium

1881

May

4

First profession of religious vows

1897

September

3

Departure for Mulagumoodu in India with Sister Marie Ursule

 

November

7

Arrival at Mulagumoodu

 

December

8

First profession of religious vows of Sister Marie-Ursule

1898

May

15

Admission of two Indian postulants

1901

April

6

First return to Europe

 

October

20

Return to India with three postulants

1903

December

15

Approval of the Constitutions of the diocesan congregation of the Missionary Canonesses of St. Augustine by the Bishop of Quilon

1904

May

3

Approval of the Rule of Life of the Indian Sisters

 

May

4

First profession of vows of three European and two Indian Sisters

1905

March

11

 Second Return to Europe

 

August

14

Purchase of the property at Roeselare, Belgium

1906

March

8

First private audience with Pius X

 

April

30

Return to India with eight postulants

1907

January

6

Death of the first member of the congregation in Mulagumoodu

1908

March

8

Third return to Europe

 

September

23

Approval of the Novitiate at Roeselare

1909

November

23

Return to India with five novices

1910

June

21

Establishment of the first mission in the Philippines at Tagudin, Ilocos Sur

1911

June

7

Granting of the Decree of Praise to the congregation

1912

January

12

Transfer of the central house of the congregation from Mulagumoodu to Roeselare

 

 

 

Appointment of Cardinal Van Rossum as Protector of the congregation

1913

October

 

Fourth return to Europe

1914

July

9

Establishment of the first mission in the Caribbean at Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands

1916

February

27

Departure from St. Croix for the missions in the East

1919

September

19

Blessing of the first house in the United States at 437 West 47th Street, New York, by Cardinal Mercier

1920

September

20

Transfer of the jurisdiction on the congregation from the Sacred Congregation for Religious to that for the Propagation of the Faith

 

December

2

Establishment of the first mission in Africa at Nkolo, Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of Congo)

1923

December

15

Establishment of the first mission in China at San-Sheng-Kung, Inner Mongolia

1926

October

1

Approval of the Constitutions of the congregation

1927

March

14

Purchase of the property at Heverlee, Belgium

 

June

1

Beginning of the first general chapter of the congregation

 

 

 

Election of Sister Marie-Agustin as superior general

1928

October

10

Death of Sister Marie-Louise De Meester

 

 

15

Burial on the grounds of the central house of the congregation in Heverlee

 

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