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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.


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…


St. Vincent DePaul Church- City Landmark #32. Designed by Meriwether Lewis Clark, and George Barnett in 1845, with the front elevation attributed to Franz Saler in 1849, the St. Vincent de Paul Church is one to the oldest active churches in St. Louis. The church is located at 1417 South 9th. St.


Sister Chrysostum Moynahan served with 189 other Daughters caring for soldiers of the Spanish-American War. Missioned to St. Vincent's Hospital in Birmingham, AL, in 1898, she did not arrive until March 13, 1899 because she was delayed in Portsmouth caring for Spanish prisoners who were severely burned when their ship was sunk. She became the first registered nurse licensed to practice in the State of Alabama. More: