Saint Vincent de Paul- Founder of the Lazarist Fathers and the Daughters of Charity (1576-1660).
Saint Vincent was born in 1576 near Dax, south of Bordeaux, of a poor family which survived by means of their labor. He made rapid progress, and after seven years of studying theology at Toulouse and in Saragossa, Spain, was ordained a priest in 1600. He died in 1660, in an old age made truly golden by his unceasing good works.
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