Daughters of Charity
Deeply moved by the poverty and suffering all around him in Paris in the 1600s, Vincent de Paul reached out to those in need through simple acts of kindness.
In time he invited Louise de Marillac to join in his work by organizing a group of ladies to go out into the streets of Paris and care for the poor and the sick. These Daughters of Charity worked in hospitals, schools and orphanages.
Today we celebrate the work of the Daughters of Charity and their founding saints, Vincent and Louise.
Let us pray one of St. Louise’s simple, but sensible, prayers and, repeating it during the day, ask God to:
“Grant me the grace to spend this day
without offending You and without
failing my neighbour”. Amen.
(St.Louise de Marrillac)