History

It was founded on the 14th of September, 1966

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- Its founder is father Emile Geara from Habil, Jbeil, ordained priest at the patriarchal school of Ain Warka 20 1952.

- He founded the Social Institute of the Young Girl of Lebanon in Ain Warka in 1956 in order to educate the girls and enable them to become good citizens and virtuous mothers in tomorrow's, world.

- Due to his great love and adoration of the Holy Eucharist, he discovered his vocation which was to establish a religious congregation under its name. He got the approval from the Maronite Patriarch and the permission of the Apostolic Chair on the 21st of July, 1966.

- On the 17th of September, 1965, the founder had the privilege of meeting His Holiness, Paul IV who blessed him as well as the newly founded congregation.

- On the 14th of September, 1966, the first eight novices wore the robe of the congregation.

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I- The spirituality of the congregation

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It is summarized in three words : Evangelical , Eucharistic, Apostolic.

A- In its evangelical quality, our congregation seeks to follow the salutary apostolate of the Bible: Whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. " (John 5:24)

B- In its Eucharistic quality, our congregation attempts through our nuns to be a Host for the "Host" and for the souls to whom the nuns are devoted because "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." (John 15:13)

C- In its apostolic quality, the motto of our congregation's work and of its apostolic life is the word that Jesus Christ addressed His disciples with: 'As the Father has sent me, I am sending you. " (John 20:21) 'Go into the world and preach the good news to all creatures. " (Mark 16:15)

II- Its special aims:

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1st - Pay a constant worship, interior as well as exterior, to Holy Eucharist and dedicate oneself to spread it among the faithful, especially the children.

2nd - Collaborate with the parishes' priests in their different apostolic activities.

3rd - Teach the youth the humanitarian principles and the Christian virtues so that they would preserve their dignity and protect their purity and morality because the young girls of today will be the mothers of the future generation.

4th - Help most particularly the poor and the abandoned as we are reminded to do in the Bible: "He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor." (Luke 4:18)

Her patron

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Holy Virgin Mary, mother of God and our mother: since she is Lady of apostles and guardian mother on our Eucharist family and the souls entrust to us.

III- Its current centers and establishments:

The ground work is the village that is in most need of help.

1-Aw (2).JPG The Social Foundation of the Young Girl of Lebanon in Ain Warka - Ghosta established in 1956 - 57 : it receives boarding female pupils, most of whom have difficult social cases, in primary and intermediate classes. The Ministry of Social Affairs contributes partially to their tuition. The number of young girls is currently around 160 students.


2- beith2.JPGThe College of the Young Girl of Lebanon in Beit-Habbak, Jbeil, has started its social and educational activities in 1969 - 70 . Its different annexes are:

* The kinder garten, primary , intermediate, and secondary academic school which currently includes 1100 mixed students from approximately 30 villages belonging to the neighboring region , the population of which reaches 30 thousand. The establishment receives around 100 boarding girls mostly categorized as orphans, needy, and difficult cases coming from the four corners of the country.

* The technical school where the young girls learn sewing, embroidery, painting, computer, languages and pastry making.

* The dispensary which receives sick people from around 30 villages and provides them with medication. Daily consultations are also provided by general practitioners, cardiologists, dermatologists, etc.

3-Kfar 2.jpg The hostel of the Young Girl of Lebanon in Kfarmashoun - Jbeil which receives young girls as well as camps and apostolic, cultural and social movements. It also organizes spiritual retreats.




4-Karm El Mohr.JPG Karm el Mohr School (North) consisting of a nursery, free primary classes and manual work plus the apostolate inside the parish.





5- Mizyara3.JPGThe social center of the sanctuary of the Mother of Mercy, Meziara, which consists of a home for the elderly, a center for manual works and a dispensary. The nuns also provide spiritual help for visitors.




6-Bdaro2.JPG The Church of The Sacred Heart, Sami el Solh Street, Beirut, where the sisters undertake a perpetual worship of the Holy Eucharist and assist the priests in their parish activities.





7-Jeita3.jpg Saint Maroon center in Jeitta (Kesrouan) which includes a technical school and a dispensary and which takes care of the church services and believers.




8- aindeir1.JPGAin El Deir - Ehmej a center of prayer and retirement for the nuns during the summer