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Loretto Gettemeier D.C.


Using information from biographers, a first-person account of Louis de Marillac’s life is imagined to give a portrait of her thoughts, feelings, and faith. It covers her shame over her illegitimacy and the doubt she experienced over the soul’s immortality and other matters. It also details her joy when God removed her doubt and the ways in which Vincent de Paul helped her in her spiritual life. It describes her inspiration for the Daughters of Charity, why such a community was revolutionary, and how it was established.