Life of St. Vincent de Paul
Biography, Christian biography
Vincent De Paul (c.1581-1660) was a man renowned during his own century for his compassion, humility and generosity. When a young man he was captured by Turkish pirates, who brought him to Tunis and sold him into slavery. He escaped… in 1607 and went on to become a priest with a ministry to the poor. In 1625 de Paul founded the Congregation of the Mission, a society of missionary priests commonly known as the Vincentians or Lazarists and with the assistance of Louise de Marillac he later founded the Daughters of Charity whose selfless nursing work in hospitals throughout the world and during many plagues is well known. First published in 1919. 2013.