Louise, Letter 0013. To Monsieur l’Abbé de Vaux

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Author: Louise de Marillac · Translator: Louise Sullivan, D.C. · Year of first publication: 1991 · Source: Spiritual Writings of Louise de Marillac. Correspondence and Thoughts. Translated from the original French edition Sainte Louise de Marillac: Ecrits Spirituels.
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(February 1640)


I am ever so grateful to your Charity for remembering my needs both when I am ill and when I am well. Yesterday I received a letter from Monsieur Vincent, who continues to urge me to travel by carriage. I shall not fail to follow the advice which you gave as well as his in this matter. I am indeed distressed, Monsieur, that my infirmities prevent me from fulfilling my obligations during your present illness by offering you whatever little services I could render. If you think that I can do something from a distance, please tell me, I beg of you, so that I can obey you and prove that I am, Monsieur, in the love of Jesus Crucified, your very humble and most obedient daughter and servant.

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