Louise, Letter 0026. To Monsieur Vincent

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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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July 2 (c. 1638)


They have come to tell me that the plague1 has broken out in the house where our sisters of the H6tel-Dieu are living. I beg you to tell me if I should withdraw them or, if I leave them, whether I should tell the Ladies not to go there and whether we ourselves, that is, the sisters of this house2 should go. Do you think there is any danger in taking them jellies for the Hotel-Dieu?

You have forgotten me and the need which I told you I had to discuss with you. I do not know what the Lord is telling me in that, but I hope that your Charity will let me know because I am, Monsieur, your very humble daughter and most grateful servant.

P.S. I am not speaking to you about what I had done so badly for the sisters. I shall wait to hear what it pleases your Charity to tell me to do.

  1. The plague epidemic in Paris.
  2. The Motherhouse at La Chapelle.

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