Sr. Liane Rainville, Daughter of Wisdom, Philippines
The Daughters of Wisdom, founded by St. Louis Marie de Montfort are celebrating worldwide the silver Jubilee of the Beatification of Sister Marie Louise Trichet (of Jesus). Sr. Marie Louise was co-foundress and first Daughter of Wisdom. In the Philippines her jubilee was an opportunity to rejoice and remember her saintly life, marked particularly by total dedication to Jesus, Incarnate Wisdom and the very poor.
In fact, May 16 assembled quite a crowd at Santa Teresita Parish in Manila for the celebration of the Silver Jubilee of the Beatification of Sr. Marie-Louise. Surrounded by Marie-Louise’ painting and relic visibly exposed in the sanctuary, with twenty-five candles shining throughout the Eucharist, Fr. Richard aptly shared stories during the homily on Marie-Louise’ life and mission.
This continued during and after lunch with many additional performances, the life of Marie-Louise by Sr. Liane and inspirational anecdotes from her life: a beautiful choreography by the sponsored students on the song “Because We Love God”, the expressive dancing of the Magnificat by the prenovices and novices, a dance by the children with special needs, the “Oratory of Marie-Louise” Power Point presented by Sr. Jean Enad and at the end a dance composition by the staff on the song “Standing on The Shoulders”, complete with the bridge of Cesson, Montfort and Marie-Louise (Sr. Elena)!
After a word of thanks from Sr. Liane, all came to prayerfully venerate the relic of the Saint. How consoling to see all these people touched by the life and the witnessing of Marie-Louise, longing to know her better and to imitate her values and virtues! How edifying to see lay people imploring her to transform their life, to enlighten their path, to make them, like her, gentler and firm!
Yes, Marie-Louise is much alive today! In times of challenges and trials, of joy and thanksgiving, may Marie-Louise, the Good Mother Jesus, embrace us in her tenderness and love, in her wisdom and care. May she teach us to love without borders. May we always walk with her and Mary, trusting they will bring us to Jesus, Wisdom Incarnate. We love you, Marie-Louise!