Saint Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul (1580 – 1660) is the patron of all works of charity for the Universal Church. Born in Gascony, France, Vincent de Paul provided works of charity that became renowned not only in Paris but in all of France. The poor, the sick, the old, the young, the insane, the galley slaves, starving peasants, wounded and dying soldiers – all were objects of his pity. Canonized in 1737, his feast is observed on September 27th. Here at the Parish of Saint Vincent de Paul in Denver, Colorado, we recognize the feast with a parish-wide Novena to Saint Vincent de Paul beginning on September 19th.
“Extend mercy towards others, so that there can be no one in need whom you meet without helping. For what hope is there for us if God should withdraw His mercy from us?” —St. Vincent de Paul