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Margaret Flinton D.C.


On the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Company of the Daughters of Charity, the American Daughters held Vincentian heritage workshops, reflecting on Louise de Marillac’s contributions to the Company’s establishment and endurance. Margaret Flinton explains the most important ones in detail. These are Louise’s efforts to have the Daughters permanently put under the direction of the superior general of the Congregation; her placement of the Daughters under Mary’s protection; the way Louise educated and led them, preparing them spiritually and professionally; how she collaborated with Vincent de Paul; her concept of a community life that would support the Daughters in their service; and her care and compassion for the Daughters.