Just north of Parc Montsouris (see previous post), there is another very quiet and peaceful little space, not so easy to find (Impasse de Reille); a convent – “Franciscaines Missionaires de Marie” (Franciscan Missionaries of Mary). I understand that this movement was started by “Mary of the Passion”, Hélène Marie Philippine de Chappotin de Neuville (1839-1904), in 1877. It operates worldwide, today with some 7000 sisters, whereof some 3000 in Asia.
When you go to the front side of the chapel, you will be surprised by a parking place and some large modern buildings, less attractive for the eyes (at least mine), but proofs of an important activity. It also operates as a home for students.