Today, we mark the feast day of St. Louise de Marillac, who died March 15, 1660.
“In the name of God, my dear Sister, reflect often that it is not enough to have good intentions or for our wills to be inclined to do good solely for the love of God because, when we received the commandment to love God with all our heart, we also received a second commandment which is to love our neighbor.”
(Louise de Marillac to Anne Hardemont, November 13, 1653. L.383 – Spiritual Writings of Louise de Marillac: Correspondence and Thoughts, edited and translated by Sr. Louise Sullivan, p. 434-435)
Links to related content on our blog:
Louise’s first letter to Vincent de Paul
Series of posts from 2013 with accounts of Louise’s canonization in 1934
2 responses to “Feast of Louise de Marillac”
i have , what i believe to be an original oil portrait of st louise . i’m unsure of its age but it certainly has antiquity .
im happy to post a photograph if you’d like to see it ?
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