Her desire to become a nun was discouraged by her confessor, and a marriage was arranged. Her desire to become a nun was discouraged by her confessor, and a marriage was arranged. [CDATA[// >, 28 West Liberty Street These young girls formed the nucleus of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. By the time she was 13 years old, both of her parents had died. St. Louise de Marillac was a wife, mother, widow, and religious foundress. He said that he had never had any idea of starting a new community, that it was God who did everything. Louise's work with these young women developed into a system of pastoral care at the Hôtel-Dieu, the oldest and largest hospital in Paris. In the midst of the difficulties of her life she progressively opened her heart to the light of God. Memorial. Saint Louise de Marillac (1591-1660) yek ji damezrênerên Keçên Xêrxwaziyê bû, civatek ku bi salan xwe ji bo xizmeta xizan û nexweşan terxan kir. She was fortunate to have a wise and sympathetic counsellor, Francis de Sales, then in Paris,[2] and then his friend, the bishop of Belley. Her patronages include widows, the sick, disappointing children, those who suffer loss of parents, and those rejected by religious orders. Her feast day is May 9th. Louise de Marillac was canonized in 1934 and declared patroness of social workers in 1960. She was a member of the Marillac family, one of the more influential noble families of seventeenth century France. 4,826 were here. Louise was born in Ferrières-en-Brie (near Meaux), Auvergne, France, on August 12, 1591. At her death on March 15, 1660, the congregation had more than 40 houses in France. One son was born of this union. Louise de Marillac was born probably at Ferrieres-en-Brie near Meux, France, on August 12, 1591. Post a Prayer Request 15 March; Profile. Her life speaks to us today in the daily concerns of our life. 4,831 were here. 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