Daughters of Wisdom
The Daughters of Wisdom, sponsors of Wisdom House Retreat and Conference Center, were originated in Poitiers, France in 1703. Founded by Saint Louis de Montfort and Blessed Marie Louise Trichet, the aim of the congregation is to seek Divine Wisdom
Over the centuries, the Daughters of Wisdom spread to other lands. Today, nearly 2,000 sisters in twenty-one countries seek Divine Wisdom in suffering humanity. They do this through lives of prayer and service, living a spirituality rooted in the Bible, especially in the Books of Wisdom and Proverbs. This spirituality was further developed in the book, "The Love of Eternal Wisdom" by Saint Louis de Montfort.
At times, the work of the Daughters of Wisdom has brought them to martyrdom at the guillotine in the French Revolution and in Africa in the 1964 Congo massacre. In the Congo, American Daughter of Wisdom, Sister Mary Antoinette (Anne Donniacuo) was killed. Her icon, written by Rev. William McNichols,SJ, is enthroned in the chapel at Wisdom House.