Anne Maria Javouhey

The foundress of this Congregation is blessed Anne Marie Javouhey." May God be Glorified! In all things and everywhere, may His Holy will be done! " - This was the consuming desire of this dynamic woman. She used every ounce of effort, her whole life through, to carry out the mission that she felt was entrusted her by God. A giant of a women was Anne Marie. No wonder Napoleon called her a GREAT Man ! Still today, 150 years after her death, her holiness, her virtues and her dynamic leadership are constantly attracting young girls to this congregation where 4, 000 sisters of every nationality and every time are continuing and developing the works of their foundress.

Thus her wonderful story continues here through the sisters and through us the staff and pupils of St. Joseph's Convent, Kalimpong.