Lu's Name Day

This year Lu's Name day was on 15th March 2017

Lu is derived from Old German, 'glorious battle'; Lu has a name day of 15th March and our description is based upon the female usage of the name.

This name is a variant of the original name Louise

Saint Louise, whose feast day the celebration is based upon is a patron saint of the following:

  • Widows
  • Orphans
  • Social workers

Historically Famous Lus

St Louise, a compatriot of King Louis but born 300 years later in 1591, was a wealthy young widow. Her confessor, St Vincent de Paul, saw potential in her for great spiritual development rather than mere charity, and Louise began to work with the poorest of Paris. Gradually, she attracted other women to her and she founded a new Order, the Daughters of Charity, 'whose convent is the sickroom, and whose cloister is the streets'. Their work spread throughout France, but it was their Hotel Dieu in Paris which inspired Florence Nightingale to develop her own hospitals 300 years later.

Other Names Day resources

Name days stem from celebrations or festivals held to celebrate Saints, these dates were chosen by the relevant church that had declared the person a Saint and as they were often only referred to by a single name then the festival became known as that particular name's day hence name day. The  popular custom of celebrating your name day is wide spread across Europe and the middle east it's rise can be traced back to people's desire to have the occasional party and with literacy being constrained to clergy and similar scribes then people would not know the date unless informed via this route hence if your saint name was being celebrated then why not push the boat out!

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