Vincentian Places 14 – Hôtel-Dieu, Beaune

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Hôtel-Dieu, Beaune

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Cristophe Finot, CC BY-SA 2.5 , via Wikimedia Commons

The Hôtel-Dieu at Beaune was built in the 15th century as a hospital, and remained as a hospital until 1971. This is typical of the hospitals that the church operated in the time of St. Vincent de Paul. “Elderly, disabled and sick people, orphans, women about to give birth, and the destitute have all been uninterruptedly welcomed for treatment and refuge from the Middle Ages until today. This Catholic institution focused on healing both the body and spirit of its patients.” – Wikipedia

In the museum there, an elaborate altarpiece of the Last Judgment by the Flemish artist, Roger van der Weyden can be seen.

Other Hôtel-Dieu hospitals

St. Vincent, ever on the alert to hear of special needs, and his heart always disposed to respond, founded a group of women to serve in the Hôtel-Dieu Hospital of Paris. Read more at this link.

More photos of this place, here


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