one hundred and forty years later, on September 25th, 1841, the
newly ordained convert to Catholicism, Francis
Mary Paul Libermann,
recent founder of the Society of the Holy Heart of Mary, celebrated
his first Mass in Paris at the shrine of Notre
Dame des Victoires.
Fr. Libermann would, a few years later in 1848, merge his fledgling
but vibrant society with the older, established Holy Ghost
congregation, bringing about a renewal and a new vitality. Fr.
Libermann is known as our "second founder."