St. Vincent de Paul


 
St. Vincent de Paul Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 09/27
Tridentine Calendar - 09/27


Patron Of: Charitable Societies, Charity, Horses, Hospital Workers, Hospitals, Lepers, Prisoners, Spiritual Help, Volunteers

Profile
    Born to a peasant family. A highly intelligent youth, Vincent spent four years with the Franciscan friars at Acqs getting an education. Tutor to children of a gentlemen in Acqs. He began divinity studies in 1596 at the University of Toulouse. Ordained at age 20.

    Taken captive by Turkish pirates to Tunis, and sold into slavery. Freed in 1607 when he converted one of his owners to Christianity.

    Returning to France, he served as parish priest near Paris where he started organizations to help the poor, nursed the sick, found jobs for the unemployed, etc. Chaplain at the court of Henry IV of France. With Louise de Marillac, founded the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity. Instituted the Congregation of Priests of the Mission (Lazarists). Worked always for the poor, the enslaved, the abandoned, the ignored, the pariahs.

Born

    1581 near Ranquine, Gascony near Dax, southwest France; the town is now known as Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, Landes, France

Died
    1660 at Paris, France; body incorrupt

Beatified
    21 August 1729 by Pope Benedict XIII

Canonized
    16 June 1737 by Pope Clement XII


See Related Items

All information used with permission of the Patron Saint Index.

Popular Items:

Vincent de Paul Medium Sterling Silver Medal
St. Vincent de Paul Medium Sterling Silver Medal
3/4 inch X 1/2 inch
Item Number: 76471
Price: $49.50
Availability: Ships within 2-3 Business Days

Qty:
Vincent de Paul Small 14kt Gold Medal
St. Vincent de Paul Small 14kt Gold Medal
1/2in. x 1/4in.
Item Number: 76478
Price: $207.00
Availability: Ships within 2-3 Business Days

Qty:
Vincent de Paul Medium Gold Filled Medal
St. Vincent de Paul Medium Gold Filled Medal
3/4 inch X 1/2 inch
Item Number: 76474
Price: $100.50
Availability: Ships within 2-3 Business Days

Qty:
Vincent de Paul Small Gold Filled Medal
St. Vincent de Paul Small Gold Filled Medal
1/2in. x 1/4in.
Item Number: 76475
Price: $62.00
Availability: Ships within 2-3 Business Days

Qty:
Vincent de Paul Large 14kt Gold Medal
St. Vincent de Paul Large 14kt Gold Medal
1in. x 3/4in.
Item Number: 76476
Price: $1,054.00
Availability: Ships within 2-3 Business Days

Qty:
Vincent de Paul Medium 14kt Gold Medal
St. Vincent de Paul Medium 14kt Gold Medal
3/4 inch X 1/2 inch
Item Number: 76477
Price: $622.00
Availability: Ships within 2-3 Business Days

Qty:

Find a Wish List
Find a Registry



We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Checks, Money Orders and Paypal.

Shopper Award
 
Information
Nextag Seller


By using our site you agree to our terms of use.
All content copyright 2017.
Special Features
 
--->