St. Louise de Marillac

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 03/15

Patron Of: Disappointing Children, Orphans, Sick, Widows, Loss of Parents

Though she considered a religious vocation from an early age, her ill health kept any house from taking her. She married Antony LeGras, an official to the queen, in 1611. Widowed in 1625. Spiritual student of Saint Vincent de Paul. With Saint Vincent, she founded the Daughters of Charity in 1642, receiving Vatican approval in 1655. Founded the Sister of Charity, took her vows in the order, and served as its superior until her death. Spiritual guide for laywomen's groups.
15 August 1591 at Meux, France
15 March 1660 at Paris, France of natural causes; body incorrupt

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