Who thought of the Daughters of Charity?

by | Nov 30, 2014 | Daughters of Charity, Vincentian Family

DC road bannerWho thought of the Daughters of Charity?    In his own words…

Who would ever have thought that there would be Daughters of Charity when the first of you came to a few parishes here in Paris? Oh no, Sisters!  I didn’t think of it; (…). God thought of it for you. …He’s the Author of your Company, much more truly so than anyone else. (Saint Vincent de Paul, Conference June 14, 1643)

The international website  of the Daughters of Charity continues…”The Company of the Daughters of Charity was born imperceptively, in the manner of the things of God.  The Spirit of God breathed into the hearts of several persons, Vincent de Paul, Louise de Marillac and Marguerite Naseau.  Successive and significant events marked their lives.  Little by little they saw the hand of God in these events.”

How did the lives of these three figures – Vincent, Louise and Marguerite – intersect in a Providential outcome?

The Company of the Daughters of Charity was born on November 29, 1633. Visit the website to learn how three stories, three vocations intersect and join together to serve those who are poor.