Monday evenings at 6:30 pm beginning October 3 in the Parish Hall Conference Room. Cost is $15. Contact the parish office to register.
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Sunday, Oct 2 at 12:30 pm
in the back parking lot.
St. Vincent de Paul was born in Pouy, France, in 1581. Because of his intelligence his parents sent him to school; he was eventually hired as a tutor and was able to pay for the continuation of his own studies. Vincent was ordained a priest at the age of twenty-four, taking the degree of Doctor of Theology four years later. While on a short journey at sea, Vincent was captured by pirates and sold into slavery in Africa. After his escape two years later, in 1607, Vincent went to Avignon and to Rome to continue his education. He then began the work he is best known for today: serving the poor. Vincent founded hospitals, cared for the imprisoned, worked to reform the clergy, and helped to develop a better system for training seminarians. He founded the Lazarist order, now better known as the Vincentians, as well as co-founding the Sisters of Charity. St. Vincent died on September 27, 1660, after much suffering. His feast day is September 27, and he is the patron of all charitable societies. “It is because of your love, only your love, that the poor will forgive you the bread you give them.”
Sources: www.ewtn.com; www.catholic.org