'This has taught us to love that he gave up His life for us;
and we too, ought to give up our lives for
our brothers and sisters' - 1 John 3: 16
God leads St. Emilie to contemplate and
experience His “immense Charity” manifested
in the mystery of the incarnation,
revealed to St. Joseph.
This contemplation of the love of God
gave Emilie an attraction for practicing charity and
impelled her to found a 'work'
which would unite in it various works of charity.