(Saint) (July 19) (17th century) One of the most brilliant ornaments of the French Church. Born in the South of France (A.D. 1575) of poor parents, he embraced the Ecclesiastical state and studied with distinction at Toulouse. His first great missionary work was among the Moorish pirates in Barbary, whither he had been conveyed as a prisoner. Escaping, he became a veritable Apostle in his native country, bringing innumerable souls back to God. His most lasting works on earth were the Congregation of Lazarist Missionaries and that of the universally valued Sisters of Charity. He died at Paris, September 27, A.D. 1660, and was canonised A.D. 1737 by Pope Clement XII.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Vincent of Paul”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 July 2016. Web. 1 May 2017. <>