Louise, Letter 0005. To Monsieur Dehorgny (at the College des Bons-Enfants)

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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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September 29, 1635


I received the 100 pounds which you sent me. I beg you to take the trouble to tell me how many shirts, caps and handkerchiefs you want, as well as whatever else you need.

I am very sorry that the linen bourse was too large. I am sending you a chalice veil. Please let me know if it is the right kind. With the help of God, I shall not fail to do whatever you want. You are too kind to me.

I thank you most humbly for the honor you do my son. He is going to profit from the good you do him. God wants him to benefit from it and to be grateful for all your charity. I recommend him constantly to your prayers as well as myself who remain, Monsieur, your very humble servant.

  1. Monsieur Dehorgny, one of the first Priests of the Mission. He joined Monsieur Vincent in 1627. He was, in turn, Superior of the College des Bons-Enfants(1632-1635,1638-1643, 1654-1659), Assistant General of the Congregation (1642-1644,1654-1667), and Superior of the house of Rome (1644-1647). Monsieur Vincent often sent him to visit the Vincentian houses and those of the Daughters of Charity. At the death of Monsieur Portail, he was named Director of the Daughters of Charity.

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