Morning and Evening Prayers
In the original rules of the Daughters of Wisdom and the Company of Mary, St Louis Marie speaks of prayers that both Congregations must say, but he does not give any further details. We know however that he did write a manuscript version of the prescribed Morning and Evening Prayers, which was printed in 1859. The main part of the Morning Prayers is The Little Crown of the Blessed Virgin, versions of which were popular in the 17th Century. The form of the Evening (or Night) Prayer was also commonly used at that time, but St Louis Marie's version contains some prayers (notably "O Jesus living in Mary" and prayers relating to the theme of rest and sleep) which are clearly drawn from the French School of Spirituality.