'Au Coeur des Masses' and new developments

In the same years, some young Christian women felt a call to a contemplative life lived in celibacy, bound by vows, while keeping their professional commitments in society, and without taking the form of a religious life in community. The Jesus-Caritas Fraternity was thus formed in 1952, by Marguerite Poncet. It given official recognition as a Secular Institute for women. From this group the Charles de Foucauld Fraternity was created in 1991, as an association of lay women, committed in celibacy.