Saint Louise de Marillac

detail of a state of Saint Louisede Marillac; by Antonio Berti, 1954; Saint Peter's Basilica, Vatican City, Rome, Italy; photographed on 25 May 2013 by Christoph Wagener; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Louise de Marillac Le Gras
  • Luisa….



Though she considered a religious vocation from an early age, her ill health kept any house from taking her. She married Antony LeGras, an official to the queen, in 1611. Widowed in 1625. Spiritual student of Saint Vincent de Paul. With Saint Vincent, she founded the Daughters of Charity in 1642, receiving Vatican approval in 1655. Founded the Sisters of Charity, took her vows in the order, and served as its superior until her death. Spiritual guide for groups of lay women.







Be diligent in serving the poor. Love the poor, honour them, my children, as you would honor Christ Himself. Saint Louise

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Louise de Marillac“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 September 2021. Web. 6 December 2021. <>