If you know a DePaul woman (student, faculty/staff or alum) that embodies the ideals of ministry and community service in the tradition of St. Louise de Marillac, honor her with a nomination as a “Woman of Spirit and Action.” Your nominee will be honored at the 4th Annual Louise de Marillac Series: Women, Spirit and Action, on May 28th at the DePaul Loop Campus at at 11:30 a.m. Nominations are due on May 1st, so hop to it.
Here’s more on the namesake for the luncheon and award:
St. Louise de Marillac was a wife, mother, nurse, social worker, teacher, and community organizer in 17th Century France who collaborated with St. Vincent DePaul to serve the poor. She educated women to help serve those most in need and founded a community of religious women that exists to the present day — the Daughters of Charity. Louise acted from a deep place of faith in God and out of a sense of love and joy rather than obligation. Whether our endeavors are humble or grand, Louise de Marillac’s spirit continues to inspire us to take our beliefs and put them into action.
If you’d like to attend, don’t forget to register for the May 28th event.