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Giving Work and Teaching a Trade • A Weekly Reflection with Louise

“The worker De Ferrandine knows how to make thick cotton cloth with hair on one of its faces, ordinary cloth and silk cloth, that sells well in good weather; accepts to teach willing people, to work with him: he has found for sale some fully equipped workshops; it would be very convenient that someone with […]

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Is Being Single the Same as Being a Consecrated Single Person? • A Weekly Reflection with Louise

“At present the priests of Saint-Sulpice are sending for four girls from the refugee center to help our sisters. Should they be allowed to do so, or would it be more fitting for the convalescent patients to come for their own meals? There are six of our sisters, although two are ill. I fear that […]

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Respect between the Native-Born and Muslim Immigrants • A Weekly Reflection with Louise

“How many heretics have been converted since the Daughters of Charity have been working in the hospitals! Recall that, in 1659, a sister who had been in the hospital of Saint-Denis said that, during the year, five or six heretics were converted, including the son of a Protestant minister, without counting several previous conversions. All […]

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Purpose and Spirit of the Congregation of the Mission • A Weekly Reflection with Louise

“That the principal end of the Association be knowledge of oneself and contempt for the things of the world, practiced by the resolution to serve the Parishes, in submission and obedience to the Pastors, while renouncing all benefices and honors. In the design of serving the Church, it shall have a knowledge of God, recognizing […]

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Volunteers of Charity (AIC) • A Weekly Reflection with Louise

“Divine Providence willed to make use of women to show that it was His goodness alone which desired to aid afflicted peoples and to bring them powerful helps for their salvation. […] The Ladies of the Company of Charity recognized the needs of the poor and that God gave them the grace to aid these […]

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Tolerate One Another, in Family and Community • A Weekly Reflection with Louise

“I thought you were above these small weaknesses. Do we think, my dear Sister, that we should never be contradicted? Do we think that everyone must give in to our wishes, and that they are obliged to find everything we do and say good? Is this not against the obligation we have of imitating the […]

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“Dream Dreams” prayer service

The wording of this prayer service was originally used at a Vincentian Family Gathering with Fr. Gregory Gay at the conclusion of his visitation with Vincentians of the Eastern Province, U.S.A. It is about dreaming… of expanding our vision, of increased collaboration, of finding new ways to serve. The author is unknown to me– please […]

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Epiphany or Manifestation of Jesus to All Nations. The Three Wise Men • A weekly reflection with Louise

“We may also offer them at the Crib in place of the gifts of the Three Kings: almsgiving for gold, fasting for myrrh and prayer for incense. Likewise, we may present them to the Blessed Trinity: prayer to the Father, fasting to the Son and almsgiving to the Holy Spirit. Thus we are able to […]

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