September 27 – Saint Vincent de Paul: Patron Saint of Hospital Workers, Madagascar

Saint Vincent de Paul, Patron Saint of  Madagascar (Feast Date: September 27)

Extract from  St. Vincent de Paul: “Vincent established confraternities of charity for the spiritual and physical relief of the poor and sick of each parish. From these, with the help of St. Louise de Marillac, came the Daughters of Charity, “whose convent is the sickroom, whose chapel is the parish church, whose cloister is the streets of the city.” He organized the rich women of Paris to collect funds for his missionary projects, founded several hospitals, collected relief funds for the victims of war and ransomed over 1,200 galley slaves from North Africa. He was zealous in conducting retreats for clergy at a time when there was great laxity, abuse and ignorance among them. He was a pioneer in clerical training and was instrumental in establishing seminaries.” See PICTURE of St. Vincent de Paul. See also: PRAYER to St. Vincent de Paul.

Saint Vincent de Paul, Patron Saint of  Hospital Workers (Feast Date: September 27)

Extract from Vincent de Paul:  “Born to a peasant family. A highly intelligent youth, Vincent spent four years with the Franciscan friars at Acq, France getting an education. Tutor to children of a gentlemen in Acq. He began divinity studies in 1596 at the University of Toulouse. Ordained at age 20.  Taken captive by Turkish pirates to Tunis, and sold into slavery. Freed in 1607 when he converted one of his owners to Christianity. Returning to France, he served as parish priest near Paris where he started organizations to help the poor, nursed the sick, found jobs for the unemployed, etc. Chaplain at the court of Henry IV of France. With Louise de Marillac, founded the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity. Instituted the Congregation of Priests of the Mission (Lazarists). Worked always for the poor, the enslaved, the abandoned, the ignored, the pariahs.”  See PICTURE of St. Vincent de Paul. See also:   Vincent de Paul (Multilingual), San Vicente de Paul (Sp), San Vincenzo de’ Paoli Sacerdote e fondatore (It),“Histoire Monsieur Vincent”, un prêtre humaniste, DOCUMENTS RELATIF A SAINT VINCENT (Fr), Św.Wincenty a Paulo,(Po)Videos: THE JOURNEY OF VINCENT, St. Vincent de Paul and the Christian Philosophy of Work, St. Vincent de Paul and Louise De Marillac,  St. Vincent de Paul and the Blessed Virgin Mary, el corazon de san vicente de paul (Sp,) San Vicente de Paúl, fundador de las  Hijas de la Caridad (Sp). PRAYER to St. Vincent de Paul.

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 We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Vincent de Paul on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Cyclone Giovanna in Madagascar (February, 2012) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: February 27 – March 11, 2012.

Shootings in Loerrach, Germany (September 19, 2010) (Europe) World Mission Rosary Intention : September 27 – October 10, 2010.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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