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

‘Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart.’ was a Scripture verse that Louise and Vincent loved to quote.

Announcing the Good News of Salvation in the Footsteps of Saint Vincent

This presentation, based on a talk by Fr. Emeric Amyot d’Inville, C.M., was addressed to the Congregation of the Mission but could be applicable to any branch of the Vincentian Family involved in teaching and sharing our faith.

Saint Vincent and Saint Louise Played a Central Part in the 17th-Century French Church

In this presentation, Fr. Raymond Deville, S.S. invites us to “situate” Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise de Marillac at the heart of the spiritual and missionary renewal in seventeenth-century France.

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.

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.

Mortification of the Mind and Will

Mortification of the Mind and Will

Lent is a time when many of us are seeking exercises to get our flabby souls into shape... like push-ups or jogging for the soul. For example, what did St. Vincent mean by "mortifying judgment and self-will"? How can we practice this? Get some recommendations in the...