Saint Louise de Marillac, D. C., 1591-1660.
Saint Louise is the co-foundress with Saint Vincent de Paul of the Daughters of Charity
in Paris, 1633. She is depicted here with a young girl and a book in
her hand with Vincent's care for the abandoned children that give him his
name of patron of organized charities. Through Louise's help, the
Daughters of Charity were guided in their work and daily activities of
service and community life. Because of Louise's ill health, she was
unable to wear the Daughter's white cornette or bonette and had to wear
a head covering. The Daughters of Charity is the sister community of the
Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) and work closely whenever possible.
The painting to the left of the altar features the
Holy Founders blessing Sisters First Departure-1652.
The painting on the right of the altar features the Glorification
of Saint Louise-1660.