20 January – Feast Day of Notre Dame de Sion

” The Mighty One has done great things for me – Holy is His Name.”

             (Lk 1, 49)

Every year, on the 20th of January, we particularly remember our founder’s brother Alphonse Ratisbonne’s entry into the mysteries of faith. His encounter with Mary on this day in 1842 radically changed his life.

May this mystical event lead all our Sion Family, at all times and in all places, to trust in God. May the memory in our hearts of the great things the Almighty has done, and continues to do, guide us to praise God by singing with Mary the Magnificat.