Louise, Letter 0036. To my dear Sisters Barbe and Louise

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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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at Richelieu

February 1, 1641

My very dear Sisters1,

I am pleased that you sent back the crosses which I had given you. Here are the two of them which I am sending to you. They are not completely filled with relics. I have left a place so that you can add any that you might have.

I was very happy to have news of you from Monsieur Vincent when he returned. With all my heart I beg God to continue to bestow His graces upon you and to grant you the courage to be faithful to Him. Please remember me in your prayers and in your holy employments. Greet Monsieur Lambert very humbly for me and tell him that the two girls he sent us are in good health and doing fine. I ask him to be so kind as to send us news of their family and friends from time to time. Sister Vincente2 would like to have news of her former mistress. I beg you to supplicate our dear crucified Lord to grant me the grace of loving Him well.

I remain in Him, my very dear Sisters, your very humble sister and servant.

  1. Barbe Angiboust and Louise Ganset, see Letters 43 and 11.
  2. Vincente Auchy, native of Richelieu, had just entered the Company of the Daughters of Charity. She seemed to have always stayed in Paris, outside of a few months spent in Chars in 1652. She did not know how to read or write. She signed the Act of Establishment of the Company with an “x” on August 8, 165S.

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