Vincentian Saints and Blesseds

In the more than 300 years since Saints Vincent and Louise lived in service to the Poor, many have been inspired to walk in their footsteps.

Saints and Blesseds of the Vincentian Family

1581-04-24 00:00:00

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul was a 17th century priest whose influence is still being felt today through the more than 2 million people who are inspired by him and serve in the many Vincentian organizations.

1591-08-12 00:00:00

St. Louise de Marillac

As a wife, mother, teacher, nurse, social worker, mentor, spiritual leader, and foundress, St. Louise de Marillac stands as a model to all women.

1730-12-12 00:00:00

Bl. Nicolas Colin

Nicolas Colin was driven from his presbytery and replaced by a priest loyal to the Civil Constitution. He is known to have said: “...as reward for my fidelity to the faith, hunger, exile, prison and, perhaps even death itself.”

1730-12-31 00:00:00

Bl. Jean-Charles Caron

A Congregation of the Mission priest who refused to sign the Civil Constitution of the Clergy during the French Revolution, Jean-Charles Caron was martyred.

1734-03-01 00:00:00

Bl. Marie-Anne Vaillot

Marie-Anne Vaillot comforted Odile Baumgarten as they were waiting execution by saying “We will have the happiness of seeing God and possessing him for all eternity... and we will be possessed by him without fear of being ever separated from him.”

1734-03-01 00:00:00

Bl. Jean-Henri Gruyer

“Saint Louis parish was taken over by priests who had taken the oath of fidelity to the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, which asserted that the Pope had no authority in France and provided for election of bishops and priests by panels of citizens.” Jean-Henri Gruyer left and went to Paris to ask for temporary accommodation in Saint-Firmin only to be held captive and killed within a day.

1736-04-23 00:00:00

Bl. Marguerite Rutan

Marguerite Rutan entered the Company of the Daughters of Charity to be near those who were suffering, marginalized or excluded. Her faithfulness to Christ and the Church lead her to martyrdom at the time of the French Revolution.

1748-03-01 00:00:00

St. Francis Regis Clet

St. Francis Regis Clet was a Vincentian priest who in 1820 was found guilty of deceiving the Chinese people by preaching Christianity and was sentenced to strangulation on a cross.

1750-03-01 00:00:00

Bl. Odile Baumgarten

Odile Baumgarten “was regarded to be one of the strongest opponents of the revolutionary ideas, and believed to have influenced many other sisters to resist what the civil authorities wanted to do.”

1751-03-01 00:00:00

Bl. Louis Joseph François

Louis Joseph François “was one of the most zealous and best defenders of the Catholic religion against the oath demanded from priests by the French National Assembly.” He was thrown out of a window, where a group of women battered him to death with wooden clubs, for his faith.

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