Saint Louise de Marillac: Servant of the PoorVincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac: Rules, Conferences, and Writings
This book, based on original sources, presents a rich selection from the actual words of Saint Louise de Marillac - many of which have been unavailable in English. It gives precious quotations from the Conferences of Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise on prayer, fervent Holy Communion, the vocation of the Daughter of Charity, love and respect for Jesus Christ in the poor, the governing of the community, the first experiences of the Daughters, and the total, unreserved gift of self made by Saint Louise and her followers. In Saint Louise de Marillac - Servant of the Poor the reader will see a new and beautiful vision of Louise the woman, the foundress, the organizer, and the saint.
This volume presents the principal spiritual teachings of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac, the two Vincentian founders who left an indelible mark on the Church of France in the 1600s and beyond to the present. The collaboratively written, multi-part introduction locates Vincent and Louise within the framework of the spirituality of seventeenth-century France. This rich overview not only provides solid background information on each of the founders but also offers a true sense of their spirituality and practicality, insights into the complementary nature of their relationship, and an understanding of their legacy, which deeply influenced Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rosalie Rendu, D.C. and Frederick Ozanam. Following the insightful introduction are the original rules of the communities that Vincent and Louise founded, the Congregation of the Mission and the Daughters of Charity, commentaries on these rules, and a selection of other writings from both founders. All selections breathe the very spirit of the founders in terms of both the spiritual and the practical. Vincent and Louise teach much about the enduring gifts of simplicity, humility and love. Their own journey to the poor and - even more significantly - their Christ-centered reflection shed light on the possibility of a deeper response to the sufferings and isolation of the poor, vulnerable and marginalized in today's society.
Saint Louise Sterling Round MedalSaint Louise 12 Kt Gold-Filled Round Medal
This round sterling silver Saint Louise medal is .75 inch in diameter, depicts Saint Louise de Marillac, comes with an 18 inch stainless steel chain in a deluxe gift box, and has a lifetime guarantee - if it ever breaks or tarnishes just send it back for repair or replacement.
This round 12 karat gold-filled Saint Louise medal is .75 inch in diameter. It depicts Saint Louise de Marillac, comes with an 18 inch gold plated brass chain with clasp in a deluxe gift box, and has a lifetime guarantee - if it ever breaks or tarnishes just send it back for repair or replacement.
Saint Louise 14 Kt Gold Round MedalSaint Louise de Marillac Plaque
This 14 karat gold Saint Louise medal in high relief measures .75 inch in diameter, comes with black velvet gift box, and has a lifetime guarantee.