de Paul University has released on online in its entirety the award winning DVD. ‘“Vincent de Paul: Charity’s Saint” in a providential anticipation of Vincentian Family international leaders call to “Harvest the Fruits of the 350th Anniversary Year”. Many have seen the powerful trailer released earlier. Now the whole video is available in chapter format suitable for use in meetings, etc. Click play and hover your mouse in the bottom right corner of the video screen. Click the “Channel” icon to scroll through and access chapters. Click the chapter to watch.
In 2010 to celebrate the 350th anniversaries of the deaths of Saint Vincent de Paul (September 27, 1660) and Saint Louise de Marillac (March 15, 1660) the Vincentian Studies Institute of DePaul University undertook the project of creating the first full length-documentary about Saint Vincent and Saint Louise. “Vincent de Paul: Charity’s Saint,” is the impressive result of these efforts. The documentary was produced with four very specific goals in mind:
- To separate the Vincent of “myth” from the Vincent of “history.”
- To contextualize Vincent de Paul within the history of 17th century France.
- To recover the role of Louise de Marillac and women in the foundation of the tradition.
- To suggest the contemporary relevance of the Vincentian tradition in the modern world.