In 1591, Louise was born into a wealthy family. Her father, a caring man, was a member of the French Parliament. She married Antoine Le Gras, and they were blessed with a son. After the death of her husband in 1625, Louise vowed to spend the remainder of her life caring for the poor and sick.
Her spiritual director, St. Vincent de Paul, asked Louise to oversee the Ladies of Charity societies he organized in France. Together, they founded the Sisters of Charity, and God greatly blessed their work. Reading this story can encourage us to follow in the footsteps of St. Louise de Marillac, who showed great humility and love as she devoted her life to the service of the poor and sick.
Level 1 Reader
Softcover, 30 pages.