Contemplating the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
…under the protection of Mary…
The Founders inculcated in the Daughters of Charity the love and imitation of the Virgin Mary, inviting them to contemplate her as: •the Immaculate One, totally open to the Spirit, and the one whom Saint Vincent, in the words of Jesus, gave as the perfect example of those who “hear the word of God and keep it”;
•the humble, faithful Servant of the Father’s plan, and model of the poor in spirit;
•the Mother of God, Mother of mercy and hope of the lowly, closely united with her Son, leading to Him those who place their trust in her;
•Mother of the Church and only Mother of the Company, to whom Saint Louise dedicated the infant Community, which she wished to place under her protection forever. (C.15b)
My peace I give to you
Peace is a good to be promoted with good: it is a good for individuals, for families, for nations and for all humanity; yet it
He will be our Peace!
In a letter to Pope Innocent X St. Vincent de Paul described the effects of war: …the people are split
To the Virgin Mary with Saint Louise de Marillac
Pray earnestly to the Blessed Virgin, that she may be your only Mother. St. Louise. 15 March 1660. Spiritual Testament.
For a synodal Church: communion, participation and mission.
Synodality represents the main road for the Church, called to renew herself under the action of the Spirit and by