Blessed Marie-Louise Trichet – Saint of the Day – April 28

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Bl. Marie-Louise Trichet Biography

Bl. Marie-Louise Trichet Profile. Born: 7 May 1684 in France, Europe. Worked in France. Died: 28 April 1759 in France. Feast Day is celebrated on April 28.

 

The Memorial of Bl. Marie-Louise Trichet – Saint of the Day

Bl. Marie-Louise Trichet Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 7 May 1684
Country of Birth France in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Blesseds who were Nuns/Sisters
Profession Nun
Place of Work France
Date of Death 28 April 1759
Place of Death France
Feast Day April 28
Beatification Beatified by Pope John Paul II on 16 May 1993 at Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome, Italy
Canonization Canonized by N/A
Patron Saint of  
Blessed Marie-Louise Trichet
Blessed Marie-Louise Trichet

Blessed’s Biography

Blessed Marie-Louise Trichet was born as Marie-Louise on May 7, 1684, in France. She was baptized the same day in the parish church of Saint-Etienne. Marie-Louise was the fourth of eight children of lawyer Julien Trichet and his wife Françoise Lecocq. 

Her parents were Christian, and all the children received a solid Christian education at home and at school. One of Marie-Louise’s brothers became a priest, one of her sisters a nun. Her elder sister Jeanne was paralyzed at thirteen, but she cured three years later during a visit to the Notre Dame des Ardilliers, Saumur, France. 

Education

When Maria Louise was seven years old,  her parents sent her to a boarding school run by the sisters of Saint Johanna de Lestonnac. There she gained the feminine and social skills expected of the youth of class in the 17th century. 

Daughters of Wisdom

From the age of seventeen, Marie-Lousie devoted herself to the care of the poor and the sick. On 2 February 1703, at age 18, she dedicated herself to God. She co-founded the Congregation of the Daughters of Wisdom with Saint Louis de Montfort and served as its first leader.

De Montfort left to serve as a traveling missioner, and Sister Marie-Louise worked as a nurse and administrator on her own for the next ten years. She expanded the mission of the Hospital to feed beggars and operate the Hospital of Niort in Deux-Sèvres, France.

In 1715, she and Catherine Brunet left Poitiers for La Rochelle, France where they opened a free religious school and enrolled 400 students. When Saint Louis de Montfort died, Marie-Louise assumed full leadership of the Daughters of Wisdom. She returned to Poitiers in 1719, and established the mother-house of the Daughters in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, France in 1720.

The Daughters lived and worked in poverty, but the Congregation continued to grow. From 1729 to 1759 thirty new houses of Daughters were established, and they became known for teaching children, caring for the sick, and feeding the poor for free. The houses became homes for orphans, the neglected elderly, and abandoned cripples.

Death

She died on April 28, 1759, in Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre, Vendée, France of natural causes. She is buried in the church at Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre next to Saint Louis de Montfort.


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