29 APR, 2020. In this second article in the eight-part series on the St Louis School’s Handbook of Education, we look at the importance of education to the founders of the Sisters of St Louis.
The origins of the Sisters of St Louis can be traced back to 1797, to Turkenstein near Strasbourg, when three people (Abbé Louis Joseph Colmar, Marie Madeleine Louise Humann, and Thérèse Brek) signed a spiritual act of union known as The Turkenstein Pact. A few decades later, this union profoundly influenced a priest named Louis Marie Eugène Bautain, and in 1842, he officially founded the Institute of St Louis in Juilly, outside Paris. The importance of education has been dear to the heart of the Institute of St Louis right from its foundation, which is not surprising, since Louise Humann and Thérèse Brek were both educators, and Louis Bautain, a University Professor of Philosophy.
To read more about the importance of education to the founders of the Sisters of St Louis, click on the latest edition of Musings, our monthly newsletter - Issue 96.