Book of Saints – Vincent of Paul

photograph of the Saint Vincent de Paul stained glass window at the Saint Joseph Cathedral, Macon, Georgia, USA; photographed in the summer of 2003Article

(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.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Vincent of Paul”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 July 2016. Web. 22 October 2016. <>