Political Problems and New Foundations
In 1901, the French government ordered all Religious congregations to draw up a list of their houses and works. The Council of State judged that the Congregation of the Holy Spirit had ceased to exist in 1845 and as the Society of the Holy Heart of Mary was never legally recognised, the Congregation in France had to close down and its members return to their dioceses of origin.
However, Mgr. Le Roy drew up a memorandum for the Council of State, showing that it was the Holy Heart of Mary that had been suppressed in 1845, and therefore their recent decision was based on inaccurate information. The Council of State unanimously agreed to revoke its decision.