St Vincent de Paul  Patron of Charitable Societies, St. Vincent spent his life working to help all who were in need. His zeal was fueled by his intimate union with our Eucharistic Lord. St. Vincent founded groups of priests, religious and laity to care for the poor, sick, aged and orphaned.

Vincent de Paul is remembered as a great model of charity. More importantly, he also focused on longer term solutions to the problems leading to poverty.

St. Vincent de Paul started organizations for the poor, found jobs for the unemployed, nursed the sick, collected relief funds for victims of war and ransomed over 1,200 galley slaves from North Africa. He worked for the abandoned and ignored, was a pioneer in clerical training, and was instrumental in establishing seminaries. Pope Leo XIII made him the patron of all charitable societies. Outstanding among these is the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, founded in 1833 by Blessed Frédéric…

September The experience and needs of the poor turned Saint Vincent de Paul’s heart and energy to a life of care and compassion.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul-donate  525 5th St  San Francisco  (415) 597-7960  http://www.svdpusa.org/

Society of St. Vincent de Paul National Council of the United States

In honor of today’s feast day of Saint Vincent de Paul, take a look at the life of his 24th successor, Father Gregory Gay, C.M., a man who has dedicated his life to serving the poor around the world.

French founder of the Vincentians and cofounder of the Sisters of Charity, dedicated to the alleviation of human misery. Patron saint of all charitable organizations.

A beer and food tasting benefit for St. Vincent dePaul of Alameda County.  Advance tickets are an incredible $8.10!

A beer and food tasting benefit for St. Vincent dePaul of Alameda County. Advance tickets are an incredible $8.10!

St. Vincent dePaul Middletown

St. Vincent dePaul Middletown

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