Sunday, May 6, 2012

Feast of Blessed Marie Louise Trichet

Blessed Marie Louise Trichet, co-founder of the Daughters of Wisdom, 1703.

Her feast day is May 7.

In addition to founding this congregation of women, she was the administrator of the hospital and "Poor House" in Poitiers, France. A businesswoman by necessity rather than by choice, several new foundations found her confronting administrators and sometimes even bishops, contract in hand, to save the original nature of an apostolic congregation of universal dimensions.

(Excerpt from "The Lure of the Saints", Jon Sweeney, Paraclete Press, 2005, p. 89.)