LAUNCH OF THE VIE PUBLICATION
This group of seven sisters had worked for two years reading, studying and reflecting on the Correspondences, Conferences and Documents of St Vincent and on the Spiritual Writings of St Louise. The little book – ‘The Wisdom of the Founders’, is the distilling of this work and has little snippets from the vast amount of correspondence and writings of the founders.
This excerpt explores the vocation and virtues of the Company: Charity is the paradise of Communities and the soul of the virtues, and it’s humility that attracts and preserves them. Humble communities are like valleys that draw on themselves sap from the mountains. As soon as we empty ourselves of self, God will fill us with himself; for he can’t stand a vacuum. (Vol 11, Conf. 1, p.1)
Since she had not heard from Sisters Anne Hardemont and Avoie Vigneron, Louise exhorts them to have patience as they await news of their situation and indicates that this is God’s plan for them: If we want to please God, we must not look so much to what we want to do but what He wants us to do. (SW, L. 578, p. 604)