Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac: Rules, Conferences, and Writings / Edition 1

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This volume presents the principal spiritual teachings of Vincent De Paul and Louise de Marillac, the two Vincentian founders who left an indelible mark on the Church of France in the 1600s and beyond to the present.

A multi-part introduction locates Vincent and Louise within the framework of the spirituality of 17th-century France and provides solid background information on them, as well as a true sense of their spirituality and practicality, insights into their relationship, and their influence on us today. Following the introduction are the original rules of the communities they founded.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809135646
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/1996
  • Series: Classics of Western Spirituality Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Editors' Note
Seventeenth-Century France 1
Vincent de Paul: His Life and Way 13
Louise de Marillac: A Spiritual Portrait 39
"Introduction" and "Elizabeth Ann Seton" 65
"Rosalie Rendu, D.C." 68
Generativity of the Legacy for Contemporary Times 78
Common Rules or Constitutions of the Congregation of the Mission 83
Conferences of Vincent de Paul to the Congregation of the Mission 119
Letters of Vincent de Paul 151
Rules of the Daughters of Charity, Servants of the Sick Poor 167
Particular Rules for the Sisters of the Parishes 194
Conferences of Vincent de Paul to the Daughters of Charity 200
Writings of Louise de Marillac 225
Notes 260
Bibliography: Sources, Biographies 310
Index 314
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