pRESENTATION OF DONUM DEI MISSIONARIES
“Re-establishing and carrying on the dialogue between God and humanity: that is what missionary apostolate is about.” – Father Marcel Roussel. In 1947, Father Roussel wrote: “The pagan masses attract me, I would like to evangelize them by the means of young women, totally committed to God…” on the 11th of February 1950, he gave of these young women the name “Missionary Workers of the Immaculate”. Thus, started the Donum Dei Missionary Family.
In light of the spirit of Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, the Carmelite Order and Saint Francis of Sales, following the example of Saint Joan of Arc and the first Christian virgins, the Missionary Workers commit themselves in the footsteps of Christ, temporarily through engagement and finally on the day of their Espousals; they offer themselves to the Merciful Love of God and make their profession in the Camelite Third Order Secular.
IIn their desire to sanctify the working world and families, the Missionary Workers take on diverse professions: in restaurants called “L’Eau Vive”, in guest houses, kindergartens, student lodgings, in catechetical instructions, the spiritual running of diocesan shrines, in the profession, etc. They are particularly attentive to the poorest neighborhoods and those who are the most abandoned spiritually.