The Heart of Jesus in the Spirituality of St. Louise de Marillac

by | May 5, 2022 | Formation

“One New Testament text speaks explicitly of Jesus’ heart. In Matthew’s gospel, Jesus himself tells his followers: ‘Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart.’ It was a text that Louise and Vincent loved to quote.”

– Fr. Robert P. Maloney, C.M. (2014) “The Heart of Jesus in the Spirituality of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac,” Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 32 : Iss. 1 , Article 8.

Did you know that St. Louise was an artist? She painted representations of Jesus the Good Shepherd and the Holy Family, among other subjects (more at

Painting by St. Louise, “Lord of Charity”. Original in the Mother House of the Daughters of Charity, Paris.

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