Saints of the Week

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Saint Vincent de Paul

Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity.

    Facts about St. Vincent de Paul

  • He was a 17th-century French priest who devoted his life to serving the poor.
  • He worked with the Daughters of Charity to collect missionary funds, build hospitals, and ransom 1,200 slaves from North Africa.
  • Today, the St. Vincent de Paul society continues to carry out his mission of serving the poor with compassion and generosity.