Saints to Live By: Saint Vincent de Paul

September 21, 2022

St Vincent De Paul
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September 27 – Feast day for St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul was born in Pouy, France on April 24, 1581, and was ordained a priest on September 23, 1600. Vincent devoted himself entirely to the alleviation of suffering of the poor. To that cause, he established the Confraternities of Charity, later known as the Ladies of Charity, in 1617. In 1625, he founded the Congregation of the Mission, his community of priests and brothers. With Louise de Marillac, he cofounded the Daughters of Charity in 1633. Vincent died in Paris on September 27, 1660 and was canonized in 1737. Pope Leo XIII declared him patron saint of all works of charity.

We celebrate St. Vincent de Paul and his charitable works through the St. Vincent de Paul Society. To learn more about St. Vincent or to volunteer visit