Born August 12, 1591, St. Louise de Marillac was canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1934. In 1960, she was declared Patroness of Social Workers by Pope John XXIII. Her feast day is March 15th.
St. Louise is the patron of our 2008 – 2009 homeschool year as daughter #4 has chosen her as her Confirmation saint. Confirmation is scheduled for early 2009. Happy Birthday, St. Louse!