He was born in Gascony in France in the year 1581. He had his studies and was ordained a Catholic priest, and was immediately appointed as the parish priest in Paris. He is the founder of Congregation of the Mission (known as VINCENTIANS), for the interest of forming young lads into the spiritual formation of the clergy and the relief of the poor.
With the help of St. Louise de Marillac, he founded also the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity. He died at Paris, France in the year 1660.
One of St. Vincent de Paul’s prominent quotes says…
“We should not judge the poor by their clothes and their outward appearance nor by their mental capacity, since they are often ignorant and uncouth”.
– Princewell Okwuoha