Doubt, Certainty, and Louise’s Lumière

Resources, News, Events and Happenings related to the integration of DePaul’s Vincentian mission into the ongoing life and work of the university community.

Mission Monday

Doubt, Certainty, and Louise’s Lumière

Louise de Marillac had a vision that freed her from all doubt. In times of uncertainty, how can we relate?

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Mission-Related Events and Happenings This Week

Louise Week 2024

In honor of Saint Louise de Marillac’s Feast Day on May 9th, the Division of Mission and Ministry invites the DePaul community to celebrate Louise Week from May 4-10. For more information about the week’s events, check out the Louise Week event lineup here: 

Louise Week 2024 Events





   Lunch with Louise

DePaul faculty and staff, please join us for our annual Lunch with Louise honoring the life and legacy of St. Vincent de Paul’s great friend and collaborator, St. Louise de Marillac. This year, we are delighted to have as our featured guests Deans Lucia Dettori, Lexa Murphy and Tatum Thomas from the Colleges of Computing and Digital Media, Communications and the School of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Register Here


Louise Feast Day Mass & Lunch






Celebrate St Louise de Marillac’s Feast Day by attending mass and/or a celebratory lunch right after.  Everyone is welcome!

Louise Week 2024 Events


Unity in Action: Celebrating St. Vincent at the Vinny Games

Take a well-deserved break from your day for some sustenance, social connections, and laughter. As always, all faculty/staff are welcome, and you can participate as an individual and/or as a team.

Register Here



Bereavement Notices

Remembering Dr. Wade R. Ragas

We have learned of the death of Dr. Wade R. Ragas, the father of Matt Ragas of the College of Communication.  

Wade R. Ragas, Ph.D., MAI, SRA, died peacefully at Inspired Living of Kenner, LA at the age of 76 on April 25, 2024. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Yvette Manthey Ragas, his children, Matthew Wade Ragas (Traci) and Joshua Paul Ragas, and his sister, Susan Ragas Price (Andy).

DePaul University Bereavement Notices will now be found here.