Born in Gascony in France in the year 1581. He completed his studies and was ordained priest, and became a parish priest in Paris. He founded the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians) for the purpose of the spiritual formation of the clergy and the relief of the poor, and with the help of Saint Louise de Marillac he founded also the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity. He died at Paris in the year 1660.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, You endowed Saint Vincent de Paul with the spirit of an apostle to give himself to the service of the poor and to the training of priests. Give us a share of the same spirit that we may love what he loved and do as he taught us. We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Jakarta, 27 September 2016
A Christian Pilgrim