Life of Louise de Marillac as parable

by | Oct 7, 2015 | Formation, Reflections

louise-life-parable-facebookHave you ever considered the Life of Louise de Marillac as parable?

Parables such as “The Prodigal Son” are central to Jesus’ teaching method. A parable can be any story which is intended to teach lessons or principles, and they often involve a character who faces a moral dilemma. This is how Fr. Dennis Berry S.T. presents the life of St. Louise de Marillac to us… creatively he highlights certain themes in her life so that we can understand, relate, and follow her example.

The presentation now comes with accompanying links to the Bible passages referred to for easier reflection.

Dealing With Rejection

Mark 1: 40-45; Jesus Cleanses a Leper
Mark 7:24-30; The Syrophoenician Woman’s Faith
Mark 10:46-52; The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus

Dealing With Anxiety & Seeming Failure

Mark 9:14-29; The Healing of a Boy with a Spirit
Luke 2:41-52; The Boy Jesus in the Temple
Luke 7:11-17; Jesus Raises the Widow’s Son at Nain
Luke 8:40-56; A Girl Restored to Life and a Woman Healed
Matthew 1:18-23; The Birth of Jesus the Messiah

Living With Darkness & the Power of Prayer

Luke 18:1-8; The Parable of the Widow and the Unjust Judge
Mark 14:32-42; Jesus Prays in Gethsemane

Learning to Trust God

Matthew 14:22-33; Jesus Walks on the Water
Luke 8:22-25; Jesus Calms a Storm

Coming to believe in self, God’s Purpose & Plan

Luke 1:26-66; The Birth of Jesus Foretold
John 20:1-18; The Resurrection of Jesus

Learning to Relax and Listen

Luke 10:38-42; Jesus Visits Martha and Mary

Peace & Freedom in Service

Luke 7:36-50; A Sinful Woman Forgiven
John 13:1-17; Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet