Louise de Marillac was a woman of many gifts. She learned to wait patiently to discover God’s will and then she did it. She had tremendous organizational abilities. She related well to a wide variety of people and imparted that ability to others. Louise helped others cultivate their capacities for service by “collaborating humbly” with them. An independent thinker, she had talent for seeing long-term consequences. Examples from Louise’s life illustrate her gifts. Some of the main aspects of her spirituality, drawn from her testament, are also described.
McCullen, Richard C.M.
"The Gifts of Saint Louise de Marillac: The Future of the Legacy,"
Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 12:
2, Article 10.
Available at: https://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol12/iss2/10