Category Archives: Biographies

Louise de Marillac Exhibit and St. Vincent’s Reading List


Seen here is an image from one of the oldest books in our collection: La Vie de Mademoiselle le Gras: Fondatrice et Premiére Supérieure de la Compagnie des Filles de la Charité, Servantes de Pauvres Malades, by Nicolas Gobillon. Paris: Chez André Pralard, 1676. . This book is now on display through April 19, as part of our Louise de Marillac exhibit.

Special Collections and Archives at Richardson Library, DePaul University, also has a copy of Gobillon from 1676. DePaul’s copy of the book is featured in a recurring blog series from DePaul University entitled St. Vincent’s Reading List. The series explories texts known to have been read and recommended by Saint Vincent de Paul, those which can be presumed to have been read by him, and works published during his lifetime (1581-1660) illustrating his world. All materials discussed are held by DePaul University’s Richardson Library.

St. Vincent’s Reading List: Entry for Gobillon’s Life of Mademoiselle le Gras

St. Vincent’s Reading List (DePaul University): Entire Series

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Francis Regis Clet

On October 1, 2000, the Catholic Church celebrated the canonization of Francis Regis Clet, a Vincentian priest who was martyred in China in 1820. Learn more about Clet in this entry from the FAMVIN wiki on Vincentian saints.

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Feast of St. Vincent de Paul

Vincent de Paul: Charity’s Saint

September 27 is the feast day of St. Vincent de Paul. “Vincent de Paul: Charity’s Saint” is a documentary produced by DePaul University on St. Vincent’s life and work. You can watch a short trailer or view the entire film. The film is one hour long but can be viewed in shorter chapters. It’s available in English, French, and Spanish. The film can be ordered from DePaul University, and this page has a link to ordering information as well.

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