Feast of Louise de Marillac

Louise de Marillac

Louise de Marillac (image used with permission of the Provincial Archives)

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

Louise’s Pentecost Experience

Series of posts from 2013 with accounts of Louise’s canonization in 1934

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