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Fraternité de Marie, Reine Immaculée

Inspired by Clémence Ledoux (1888-1966), the Family of Messengers gatherstogether baptized perosns from many lifestyles who chooseto live a life intimately linked to the person of Mary and to become witnesses of Jesus Christ, his reign of love and light, fully realized in her.

Biographical Information

Founder: Clémence Ledoux

Foundation: 1947

Ecclesial Recognition:

Membership: France, Ireland and Lebanon


male only


Lay/Religious: religious

Individual/Community: community


Purpose and Activities

Overall Purpose: Family Messengers gather the baptized of every state of life, choosing to live intimately linked to the person of Mary, to become witnesses of Jesus Christ, the reign of love and light, fully realized in her.

Apostolic commitments: To live and manifest to the heart of the Church and the world the mystery of Mary's universal queenship, and be known by the title of Queen of the Universe Immaculate.

Marian Characteristics

Major Inspirations: Mary's Universal Queenship

General Marian Characteristics: Dedicated to the Lord in the commitment to celibacy for the Kingdom, members of the Brotherhood live an evangelical life in community, centered on the Eucharist, uniting the offering of their lives to Mary.

Spiritual\Devotional Exercises:

Pastoral/Apostolic Endeavors:


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