In society today there is much talk about logos, mottos and slogans. A recent definition from the internet describes a logo as a graphic design that’s used by an organisation and a motto is a saying. For example the yellow McDonalds M would be their logo while I’m lovin’ it would be their motto. Right from the beginning of the foundations of the Company of the Daughters of Charity there was a traditional seal. This “is still visible on fragments of sealing wax attached to letters dating from 1643, in harmony with Louise de Marillac’s love of Jesus crucified.” (C. p15).
Well perhaps she may feel called by God to live a regular prayer life, to live in community and to serve persons who are poor. God’s call reminds each Daughter of Charity to be faithful to her Baptism, the time when she was first welcomed into God’s family. Baptism makes us free to serve God, responding to His love in our love for one another.