Though she considered a religious vocation from an early age, her ill health kept any house from taking her. She married Antony LeGras, an official to the queen, in 1611. Widowed in 1625. Spiritual student of Saint Vincent de Paul. With Saint Vincent, she founded the Daughters of Charity in 1642, receiving Vatican approval in 1655. Founded the Sister of Charity, took her vows in the order, and served as its superior until her death. Spiritual guide for laywomen's groups. Patronage: disappointing children, loss of parents, people rejected by religious orders, sick people, social workers (on 2 February 1960 by Pope John XXIII), Vincentian Service Corps, widows.
I look forward to learning a lot from St. Louise this year.