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Dominican Sisters of the Presentation being faithful to Mary, Model of fidelity and of gift, the spirit of St. Dominic and the vision of Blessed Marie Poussepin have come forward to answer to the signs of the time in the society to bring families to God and God to the families bringing renewal and commitment. Family is a gift of God and the original cell of the society. Family is the sacred altar of couples where love and life is shared and reaches its fullness. Children are the supreme gift of marriage and the fruit of the moral, spiritual, and supernatural life is extended from parents to children. Youth are the powerhouse of the society. If trained well, their abilities can be used for the growth and development of the society. To help all the families to become like Holy Family of Nazareth where commitment to their vocation as husband and wife is nurtured and valued is the aim of Jeevadhara Family Renewal Centre.

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BL. MARIE POUSSEPIN

Foundress of the Dominican Sisters of Charity of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin

Marie Poussepin traced a new path for lay and religious women. With the tenacity of the Prophet she remained faithful this deep conviction: Charity must be lived in the heart of the world with all the richness and strength of a life in community Marie Poussepin wanted to belong to the Dominican Family, she wanted a new type of community, faithful to the traditions of the Order but also open to new needs. These new needs were the “sick poor of the country side and the instruction of young girls”.

St. DOMINIC GUZMAN

The Founder of Order of Preachers

Saint Dominic was a castilian priest and founder of the Dominican Order. It is St. Dominic’s founding inspiration that is at the heart of the structures and life style of the Brothers and Sisters. After more than 800 years this inspiration is still able to arouse in people a fervent desire to be part of the adventure that he began. God had given him a special grace towards sinners, the poor and the afflicted: he took their troubles into the intimate sanctuary of his compassion. In Dominic’s life, truth and compassion always go together to make him a free man in the image of Christ.

Presentation of the Blessed Virgin

In confidence and joy, Marie Poussepin turned toward Mary, the Mother of Christ and our Mother. Marie Poussepin wished her community would honour and imitate Mary in the mystery of the Presentation, mystery of call, mystery of acceptance, the faith in this God who "fills the starving with good things and sends the rich away empty" . (Ratio Formationis p.12)

TESTIMONIALS

"Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you." (Luke 8:39)

" I went on my first Jeevadhara retreat within 4 months of moving to Friendswood almost 5 years ago. After attending that retreat, I knew more men at Mary Queen than I had at my previous parish where we had been for years. Not only did it connect me with some great people within the parish, the retreat itself allowed me some quiet time away from the world to think about my life, my family and my job. I came away from that retreat refreshed and with an energy and clarity that I had never experienced. It reconnected me to my faith and to a group of like-minded Christian men who are a great support and inspiration to me. It was a welcome renewal. "
Rachelle Jessica --
" One of the best gifts I received from attending the Jeevadhara retreat was the realization that I was trying to do things myself rather than FULLY trusting GOD to be my guide in life.I consider myself a work in progress and there is much to be improved but there is in me much to be shared and that is my love for my family, my faith and my community. "
Miguel Camacho --
" I have been involved with Jeevadhara retreats since my first one in September 2006. The retreats have brought me closer to the Holy Trinity (Father-Abba, Jesus and the Holy Spirit) as well as my parish community. I feel the greatest impact in my life has been my growing Love of Jesus in Weekly Adoration which includes my wife, Margaret. Our time with Jesus is the most precious time of the week except for attending Mass (on any day). MEN -- If you want to get CLOSER to GOD then please consider attending this retreat! "
Frank Bejarano --
" I felt physical healing from your prayers [while attending] Jeevadhara. One month later, the oncologist called to say the cancer in my bone marrow that had originally spread had suddenly diminished to only one spot. I am now going to confession monthly. I always look forward to your events and wish to bring your message in Spanish to Hispanic communities. "
chippy --