St. Louise had an appreciation of rationality balanced with compassion, judgment tempered with mercy, theory based on life experience, and justice blended with gentleness.
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A presentation from Chapter 15 of “Louise de Marillac: Come Winds or High Waters” by Élisabeth Charpy, D.C., (2018).
Louise reflected on what she came to know about the early Congregation of the Mission and, as she liked to do with the...
“As we say about some of the people in the Bible, so too we can say that Louise walked with God (Cf., Genesis 5:22).”
Reading the letters of St. Louise helps us see her humanness, as opposed to thinking of her as some faraway Saint.
This version of the Way of the Cross pairs one of the Works of Mercy with each Station of the Cross, along with a quote from St. Louise de Marillac.
Let’s look at “Prayer in Motion” as seen in the life of St. Louise.
St. Louise de Marillac was called to bring the love of God to others.
How did Vincent, Louise, and our respective founders embody reconciliation?
“Every aspect of Mary’s life became a subject of prayer for Louise.”
Faced with potential difficulties in obtaining Church approval of the Daughters of Charity, St. Louise undertakes a pilgrimage to Chartres to ask for the help of Our Lady.
In listening to the hopes of others, walking at their pace, mentors are simply “paying forward” the blessing they had received.