St. Vincent de Paul Society
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Contributing Author: Tom Hatch
Published: December 9, 2013
Born into a time of turmoil, Vincent de Paul showed an early knack for reading and writing. After sacrifices from his family to pay for his education, Vincent became ordained into the Catholic priesthood. He worked tirelessly during his priesthood for the poor and sick, founding the “Ladies of Charity,” to raise funds for missionary projects, hospitals and other relief efforts. Seventy years after Vincent’s death, the “Society of St. Vincent de Paul” was founded, modeling their philosophy of charity after his.