Vincentian Quote of the Week: St Louise & Charity

Monday, May 30, 2011

The person who does not love does not know God, for God is Charity....the practice of charity is so powerful that it gives us the knowledge of God, not as He is in Himself, but we penetrate so deeply into the mystery of God and His greatness that we may say that the greater the charity, the greater our participation in this divine light which will inflame us with the fire of Holy Love for all eternity. (Spiritual Writings of St. Louise, A.29)
This week's quote is from St. Louise, foundress of the Daughters of Charity. This is from her private writings in 1630. It echoes the well-known and very true sentiment "God is love"! Remember that, in some translations, the verse actually reads "faith, hope and charity, and the greatest of these is charity" (1 Corinthians 13:13).


  1. My little daughter wants to know who the baby with St. Louise is. Is it Baby Jesus?

  2. Good question! I'm not quite sure but considering the lack of halo, my guess is that it is a baby orphan that she is holding.


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