St. Vincent de Paul Birthday – April 24

Born on April 24 in 1581, St. Vincent de Paul was founder of the Congregation of the Mission, Daughters of Charity, Confraternities of Charity, and Ladies of Charity.

A man of deep faith, keen intellect, and enormous creativity, he has become known as the “The Apostle of Charity” and “Father of the Poor.”

His contributions to the training of priests and organizing parish missions and other services for the poor shaped the Church’s role in the modern world.

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