Presenter Information

Kieran Kneaves D.C.


This very detailed and personal life of Louise de Marillac describes her family history, childhood, education, marriage, and motherhood. It explores her time of doubt and its resolution. The article recounts the evolution of her relationship and collaboration with Vincent de Paul, culminating in the establishment of the Daughters of Charity. Specific attention is paid to her role as “a mystic in action.” Louise was strongly influenced by the Rheno-Flemish mystics.