1657 Louise sends a very important letter to Sister Marguerite Chétif at Arras who she was accompanying her during her mystical journey: “Did you think that you could be so honored before God and His angels without its costing you anything?… Have you considered, my dear Sister, what we have learned from the example of Saint John the Baptist who knew Our Lord so well that he bore witness to Him, as you know, and love Him more than anyone else in this world…..How consoling for a soul to find itself completely dependent on His spiritual guidance! The thought is sufficient to make me rejoiced with you. Do not believe that things will always be as they now are.”
1820 Fr. Felix de Andreis, the apostle of Louisiana, dies at the age of 42 in Saint Louis, U.S.A. During his own lifetime he was considered a very holy man. His cause for beatification was introduced on August 29th, 1902.
1833 Fr. Paul Marco Antonio Durando was named Director of the Daughter of Charity in the recently established Province of Turin. Later he cause for beatification will be introduced in Rome.
1849 Three Daughters of Charity travel to Argelia to assist those afflicted with typhus.