Marie (Madeleine) De La Trinity
Marie (Madeleine) De La Trinity the founder of a religious order, was born June 3, 1616, at Aix, in Provence. She was the daughter of a soldier, and having resolved at the age of fifteen never to marry, placed herself under the direction of a Capuchin, Yvan, who composed for her a book, entitled Conduite a la Perfection Chretienne. With his assistance she founded, in 1632, the order of La Misericorde. This order, beginning in 1637, at Aix, had considerable difficulties, being much opposed by the archbishop of that place, but approved by the bishop of Avignon, and sustained by the Jesuits. She died at Avignon, February 20, 1678. The order of La Misericorde was approved, in 1642, by pope Urban VIII, and followed the rule of St. Augustine. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.