On Louise de Marillac’s feast day, we also remember Father Antoine Fiat, C.M., Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission and the Daughters of Charity from 1878 to 1914, who first introduced Louise’s cause for canonization in 1894. This portrait hangs at the Daughters of Charity Mother House in Paris.
One of the items now on display in our new exhibit on Louise is a crucifix made from the wood of St. Louise’s coffin which Fr. Fiat presented to the DC Province of the US in 1896. The crucifix was featured in one of our recent Facebook posts. To view it, go to: http://on.fb.me/ZatOJj .
The exhibition, “St. Louise de Marillac: Her Legacy in the Daughters of Charity History” runs through April 19 at the Provincial Archives.