Image: Saint Vincent de Paul, 1876. Jean-Jules-Antoine Lecomte du Nouÿ. | Wikimedia Commons.
Saint Vincent de Paul
Saint of the Day for September 27
(1580 – September 27, 1660)
Saint Vincent de Paul’s Story
The deathbed confession of a dying servant opened Vincent’s eyes to the crying spiritual needs of the peasantry of France. This seems to have been a crucial moment in the life of the man from a small farm in Gascony, France, who had become a priest with little more ambition than to have a comfortable life.
It was the Countess de Gondi (whose servant he had helped) who persuaded her husband to endow...