Claudine Thevent was a women called by God to form the Congregation of Jesus and Mary.Her work was born in the heart crushed by the pain of personal tragedy.During the French Revolution in 1789 her two brothers were shot to death in her presence.For Nineteen year old Claudine,this became a decisive turning point in her life.
God works in wondrous ways to realize His plans.Claudine concluded that in all the violence she witnessed,there was more ignorance than malice.Far from closing in on herself,she opend her heart to the miseries of the poor and orphaned children where she lived.Years later,other women joined her good work and finally formed themselves into a Religious famil,calling themselvesthe Sister of Jesus and Mary.
As time went by Claudine died,her work of leading this little group was taken up by another sister and soon they were invited to come to India,Agra to start a school for the orphend children of the armed force.
So in 1842 they sailed to India and undertook the education of girls.They followed Claudine’s vision and ideal as Educators of the young and among them the poor.
This Religious family born in the church, serve internationally and follow Claudine’s ideal,To make God known and loved, by means of Christian Education in all social milleux.