Our saints

St. Vincent de PaulSt. Vincent de Paul

A priest who founded the Confraterinties of Charity, the Congregation of the Mission, the Ladies of Charity, and the Vincentian Priests - all to serve the poor.
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St Louise de MarillacSt. Louise de Marillac

Collaborated with St. Vincent de Paul to found the Daughters of Charity.

St. Louise de Marillac is the patroness of social workers.
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Bl. Frederic OzanamBl. Frederic Ozanam

Founder, along with six fellow university students, of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in 1833. Ozanam's mission was clear - help the needy on a one-to-one basis and "accomplish through charity what justice alone cannot do."
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Bl. Rosalie RenduBl. Rosalie Rendu

A Daughter of Charity who dedicated her life to serving the poor. To assist all the suffering, Sr. Rosalie opened a free clinic, a pharmacy, a school, an orphanage, a childcare center, a youth club for young workers and a home for the elderly without resources.

Soon a whole network of charitable services would be established to counter poverty. She collaborated with Bl. Frederic Ozanam in the building of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul.
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Bl. Pier Giorgio FrassatiBl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

An active member of the St. Vincent de Paul Society which he joined in 1918. He dedicated much of his spare time to serving the sick and needy.

Bl. Pier is designated as a special patron of the SVDP Archdiocesan Council of Mobile.
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Luke 10

But he said to him: What is written in the law? how readest thou? He answering, said: Thou shall love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind: and thy neighbor as thyself. And he said to him: Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shall live. But he willing to justify himself, said to Jesus: And who is my neighbor? And Jesus answering, said: A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who also stripped him, and having wounded him went away, leaving him half dead.

And it chanced, that a certain priest went down the same way: and seeing him, passed by. In like manner also a Levite, when he was near the place and saw him, passed by. But a certain Samaritan being on his journey, came near him; and seeing him, was moved with compassion. And going up to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine: and setting him upon his own beast, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And the next day he took out two pence, and gave to the host, and said: Take care of him; and whatsoever thou shall spend over and above, I, at my return, will repay thee

Which of these three, in thy opinion, was neighbor to him that fell among the robbers? But he said: He that showed mercy to him. And Jesus said to him: Go, and do thou in like manner.

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For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Matthew 18:19-20

 

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