Mother Mary Berchmans said to the community: ” Let us remember that Sister Marie de Chantal joined our community two years ago to offer herself for the beginning of the Gallery Community. She is the tender shoot God tore off from the top of the branches of her community in Brooklyn and planted her here in our community. She gave herself to this project confident that it would put forth branches and bear fruit in new vocations to the Visitation Order in the United States and become a majestic cedar on the mountain heights. She prayed that women from all over will come to dwell on the branches of this tree and bring new life to our community and the Visitation.
Sister Marie de Chantal is the lowly tree, a gentle, simple religious who sought God’s Will in her life and did not stand on pretenses. God’s ways are not our ways, so Sister began to realize that her contribution was to be an offering of her sufferings..
Now from her heavenly perch, we are confident that Sister Marie de Chantal will work wonders for her family, for her two communities and for all the people whose lives she touched.”