On 12th June 2017, Permission granted from Vatican to incorporate the
names of eight founding mothers along with that of Bishop Charles Lavigne as
founders of FranciscanClarist Congregation in the Constitution of our Religious Institute. Having duly examined the historical study made by the expert commission this Dicastery fully concurs that these eight women who after a number of years of common life together , took vows before Bishop Lavigne and under his guidence became the nucleus of what is today the Franciscan Clarist Congregation. Today it is recognized by name as " Founding Mothers" in the Historical section of the Rule and Constitution of our Institute.