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Betty Ann McNeil D.C.


Louise de Marillac’s will and two codicils are provided, along with a commentary explaining them. The commentary gives an overview of important events in Louise’s life and describes her chief interests, especially her concern for her son’s welfare. According to the commentary, the will “gives us insight into her own most pressing concerns, significant relationships, spiritual activities, and evolving priorities.” Louise’s relationship with God is often mentioned in these texts, along with her family, the two Vincentian communities, Vincent de Paul, and the poor.