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St. Louise de Marillac: a committed woman (Part 5 of 5)

Louise de Marillac, awakened by her faith in a God who takes the side of the poor, sees the person in distress and takes action.

St. Louise de Marillac: a committed woman (Part 4 of 5)

Louise de Marillac, awakened by her faith in a God who takes the side of the poor, sees the person in distress and takes action.

St. Louise de Marillac: a committed woman (Part 3 of 5)

Louise de Marillac, awakened by her faith in a God who takes the side of the poor, sees the person in distress and takes action.

St. Louise de Marillac: a committed woman (Part 2 of 5)

Louise de Marillac, awakened by her faith in a God who takes the side of the poor, sees the person in distress and takes action.

May 9: Feast of St. Louise de Marillac

May 9: Feast of St. Louise de Marillac

In the article "The Concept of Consecration in the Writings of Louise de Marillac," Sr. Carmen Urrizburu, DC, notes that in the convent where Louise was placed as a child after the death of her father, she came to understand that 'consecration' implied silence and...

April 28: Feast of St. Gianna Beretta Molla

April 28: Feast of St. Gianna Beretta Molla

April 28 is the feast day of St. Gianna Beretta Molla (1922-1962), a doctor, wife, and mother who chose to continue with her fourth pregnancy, despite knowing that having this child could result in her own death. She is part of the Vincentian Family because in her younger years she served among the elderly and needy as a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

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