Saint Benedict Press and TAN Books - Meet the Author of Mary’s House in Ephesus


Sister Marie de Mandat-Grancey . . .

. . . Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul was born of a noble and holy family in the Diocese of Dijon, France, Sept. 13th, 1837. She desired from a young age to serve God with all her heart and answered her vocation.

At the end of her second assignment in France, she was inspired to find the House of Mary in Ephesus, Turkey. At that time, Pope Leo XIII requested missionary assistance in Asia Minor.

Sr. Marie responded; in 1886 she served at the French Naval Hospital in Smyrna, Turkey and was appointed superior in 1890. While in Smyrna, she encouraged an expedition headed by Vincentian Priests to find the House of Mary, Mother of Jesus.


July 29, 1891: Mary’s House, built by St. John the Apostle, was discovered. . .

Archeologists identified the ruins of a 1st century A.D. house with a Church from the 4th century A.D. having been built over it. Sr. Marie purchased the property in her name on Nov. 15th, 1892 after receiving permission from Fr. Fiat (Superior of Vincentians).


Sr. Marie restored the House . . .

. . . making it a place of pilgrimage for all people, for both Christians and Muslims.

Sr. Marie lived a life of detachment, dedication, virtue, obedience and charity; she died on May 31st,1915. Her Cause of Beatification was opened on January 21st, 2011.

About the Author

Fr. Carl Schulte was born in 1920, five years after the death of Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey. He was ordained a Vincentian priest on May 30, 1948 and was given his first assignment in the China missions. Following the Communist occupation of his mission in China he returned to the United States where he served in various missions throughout the country.

During his last assignment, he began service on the provincial council and became the director of the Vincentian Foreign Mission Society. In 1981, he was appointed provincial director of the Daughters of Charity for the East Central Province, an office he held for twelve years.

“I believe that Our Lady had a hand in connecting me with the promoter for the cause of the beatification of Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey, a Daughter of Charity (who requested that this book be written)….and I have confidence Sr. Marie will be beatified soon.”
-Rev. Carl G. Schulte, CM
Want to meet the Author?

Book signing by
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The Life of Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey & Mary’s House in Ephesus

Thursday, January 5, 2012
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

The Catholic Center
20 West Ninth Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64105

Want to learn more about Sr. Marie and the Cause for her Beatification, which is currently in the hands of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph?

Come to a presentation by Erin von Uffel, co-founder of the Sr. Marie Foundation. Erin has travelled the world gathering materials on the life of Sr. Marie. Come and find out how she became the tireless champion of Sr. Marie de Mandat-Grancey’s cause for sainthood.

Presentation by
Co-founder of the Sr. Marie Foundation

Thursday, January 5, 2012
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

The Catholic Center
20 West Ninth Street
Kansas City, Missouri 64105

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