Friday, March 22, 2019
“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.)
Thursday, March 21, 2019
“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)
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
“...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.)
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
“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)
Monday, March 18, 2019
“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.)
Sunday, March 17, 2019
“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)
Saturday, March 16, 2019
“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.)
Friday, March 15, 2019
“Blessed are those persons who, under the guidance of Divine Providence, are called upon to continue the ordinary practices of the life of the Son of God through the exercise of charity.”
 —St. Louise de Marillac ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Thursday, March 14, 2019
“To be true Daughters of Charity you must do what the Son of God did when He was on earth. And what did He do mainly? After submitting His Will and obeying the Blessed Virgin and Saint Joseph, He worked constantly for his neighbor, visiting and healing the sick and instructing the ignorant for their salvation.”
 —St. Vincent de Paul (Vincent de Paul. Correspondence, Conferences, Documents. Vol. 9. Brooklyn, NY: New City, 2004.)
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
“Our entire family should have great devotion to the Feast of Pentecost and total dependence on divine providence.”
 —St. Louise de Marillac ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11.)
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
“The kingdom of God is peace in the Holy Spirit; He will reign in you if your heart is at peace. So, be at peace, Mademoiselle, and you will honor in a sovereign way the God of peace and love.”
 —St. Vincent de Paul (Vincent de Paul. Correspondence, Conferences, Documents. Vol. 1. Brooklyn, NY: New City, 1985.)
Monday, March 11, 2019
“Courage, my dear Sisters! Who should have more of it than you who are suffering in the exercise of charity?”
 —St. Louise de Marillac ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)
Sunday, March 10, 2019
“If you no longer have any income, you will not be neglected—you will not starve to death… We panic at first, but God does not always allow the evil that is feared to happen.”
 —St. Vincent de Paul (Vincent de Paul. Correspondence, Conferences, Documents. Vol. 4. Brooklyn, NY: New City, 1993.)
Saturday, March 9, 2019
“Take good care of the service of the poor. Above all, live together in great union and cordiality, loving one another in imitation of the union and life of Our Lord. Pray earnestly to the Blessed Virgin, that she may be your only Mother. ”
 —St. Louise de Marillac ("Full text" [1991]. Spiritual Writings. Paper 11. http://via.library.depaul.edu/ldm/11)