The Common Rules and the Constitutions of the Congregation of the Mission were printed in 1658 and Vincent distributed copies to the missionaries at an emotional ceremony on the 17th of May.
St. Louise de Marillac was a pioneer social worker, educator, and advocate. Her projects were implemented according to surprisingly modern standards of care and were the basis for other developments in their respective fields.
The greatness of Louise de Marillac can never be understood until this false image of a timid, dour, drab and cheerless woman has been put aside…
New presentation traces the journey of St. Louise from a world of suffering to a new life of creative boldness and leadership.
Sr. Némésia Valle (Sisters of St. Joan Antida) was beatified on this date in 2004 by Pope St. John Paul II.