Photographs of the Mother’s Family Members

Dear Friends,

Today we are publishing a set of photographs of the Mother’s family members. This collection includes the photographs and portraits of Mira Ismalun (the Mother’s maternal grandmother), Mathilde Alfassa (the Mother’s mother), Matteo Alfassa (the Mother’s brother), André Morisset (the Mother’s son), Janine Panier (André’s eldest daughter), Pournaprema (André’s youngest daughter), Fabienne Panier and Michel Lemaire (Janine’s daughter and Pournaprema’s son respectively).

With warm regards,

Anurag Banerjee


Overman Foundation.


                                                Mira Ismalun

                                              Mathilde Alfassa

                                     The Mother with Matteo Alfassa

                                               Matteo Alfassa

                                          André Morisset

                                                    Janine Panier


                                    Fabienne Panier and Michel Lemaire

[Photos courtesy: the late Sujata Nahar, the late Pournaprema, Smt. Chum Ganguly and Mr. Anurag Banerjee]


  1. August 7, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Reblogged this on The Mother's Lasso.

  2. Mrs.T.Rathi said,

    August 10, 2012 at 6:03 am

    Thanks for the display of the photos

  3. dr arthur ginsberg fielder said,

    August 11, 2012 at 1:04 am

    excellent, its about time somebody did, iam very appreciative, dr arthur ginsberg fielder

  4. sandhya subramanian said,

    August 12, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing, nice to see our divine mothers relatives, blessed they are. Thank u Mother

  5. Debashri Banerjee said,

    August 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    thanks for sharing such wonderful pictures with us

  6. vas said,

    August 16, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Many Thanks for sharing these priceless, treasured photos of Mother’s relatives.

  7. August 30, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    The Divine Mother’s mother Mathilde Alfassa has a rare heavenly look on her graceful face. After all she bore the divine consciousness in her womb. Her beauty and discipline make a splendid combination for an ideal mother. Janine I knew personally as a child in the Ashram. She was gentle and soft spoken like a pleasant breeze ! Very kind and warm hearted, she spoke lovingly to us children, told us little stories sitting in the evening under the Balcony, behind the ashram, we playing around on the clean grey cement pavement ! Sweet memories flood me. I often held her hand in admiration of her being Douce Mere’s lovely daughter. Early fifties were the golden age in the Ashram. And Monsier Andre had smiling eyes. He would give us stamps near Noren Singh da’s room. I used to search for Douce Mere’s Face in his features n glow ! Thanks a million Anurag for reawakening

  8. August 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Dear Anurag, you have unlocked the treasure chest in my heart. Thanks a million for re-awaking these golden memories !
    Aditi, Hero-di’s little sister !

  9. Nileen said,

    September 9, 2012 at 10:20 am

    What lovely photos! thank you so much, my dear anurag. may the Lord bless you with much greater strength.

    love, nileen

  10. Maria Teresa said,

    May 13, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Errata Corrige – In the last photo, is Michel Lemaire (no Lumiere), Pournaprema’s son.

    • Anurag Banerjee said,

      May 13, 2015 at 7:12 pm

      Thank you for pointing out the mistake. It has been rectified.

      With warm regards,

      Anurag Banerjee

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