Sunday, March 29, 2020
“Christian leadership implies and requires humility. I did not come to be served, but to serve, etc.”
 —St. Vincent de Paul (Vincent de Paul. Correspondence, Conferences, Documents. Vol. 13a. Brooklyn, NY: New City, 2004.)
Saturday, March 28, 2020
“We all really need to think of our conversion. We will be helped greatly in this if we ask our good God for holy simplicity.”
 —St. Louise de Marillac ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Friday, March 27, 2020
“If our perfection lies in charity, as is certain, there is none greater than to give oneself to save souls and to sacrifice oneself for them as Jesus Christ did.”
 —St. Vincent de Paul. (Correspondence, Conferences, Documents. Vol. 7. Brooklyn, NY: New City, 1997.)
Thursday, March 26, 2020
“Yes, my dear Sisters, the greatest honor you can receive is to follow Jesus Christ carrying His cross.”
 —St. Louise de Marillac. ("Full text" (1991). Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
“We cannot better assure our eternal happiness than by living and dying in the service of the poor, in the arms of Providence, and with genuine renouncement of ourselves in order to follow Jesus Christ.”
 —St. Vincent de Paul. (Correspondence, Conferences, Documents. Vol. 3. Brooklyn, NY: New City, 1992.)
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
“There is no act of charity that is not accompanied by justice or that permits us to do more than we reasonably can.”
 —St. Vincent de Paul (Vincent de Paul. Correspondence, Conferences, Documents. Vol. 2. Brooklyn, NY: New City, 1989.)
Monday, March 23, 2020
“Gentleness, cordiality and forbearance must be the practices of the Daughters of Charity just as humility, simplicity and the love of the holy humanity of Jesus Christ, who is perfect charity, is their spirit. That, my dear Sisters, is a summary of what I think I should tell you about our Rules until such time as Divine Providence permits you to have the entire text.”
 —St. Louise de Marillac ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Sunday, March 22, 2020
“I ask Our Lord to be pleased to preserve this spirit [charity toward sick] in the members of the Company who already have it, and to be willing to grant it, by His holy grace, to those who do not.”
 —St. Vincent de Paul (Vincent de Paul. Correspondence, Conferences, Documents. Vol. 5. Brooklyn, NY: New City, 1994.)
Saturday, March 21, 2020
“How fortunate you are, my dear sisters to have so many sick to serve! Oh how evident it is that God loves you since he provides you with so many opportunities to serve Him! Continue to do so, I beg you, for love of Him, with all the gentleness, concern and charity required of you.”
 —St. Louise de Marillac ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Friday, March 20, 2020
“...charity demands that we strive to sow peace where it does not exist.”
 —St. Vincent de Paul (Vincent de Paul. Correspondence, Conferences, Documents. Vol. 5. Brooklyn, NY: New City, 1994.)
Thursday, March 19, 2020
“Cultivate a love for poverty in imitation of the Son of God. By so doing, you will obtain the graces necessary to be a true Daughter of Charity.”
 —St. Louise de Marillac ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
“Remember, however, that patience is as necessary to bear with ourselves as charity is to bear with the neighbor. May God be pleased to give us both!”
 —St. Vincent de Paul (Vincent de Paul. Correspondence, Conferences, Documents. Vol. 7. Brooklyn, NY: New City, 1997.)
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
“Where are the gentleness and charity that you must preserve so carefully when dealing with our dear masters, the sick poor? If we deviate in the slightest from the conviction that they are the members of Jesus Christ, it will infallibly lead to the weakening of these beautiful virtues within us.”
 —St. Louise de Marillac ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Monday, March 16, 2020
“Do not worry if your duties prevent you from being exact to prayer and the rules because, since charity is the queen of virtues, we must leave everything for it.”
 —St. Vincent de Paul (Vincent de Paul. Correspondence, Conferences, Documents. Vol. 7. Brooklyn, NY: New City, 1997.)