St. Vincent de Paul’s first foundation, the Ladies of Charity, responded to the needs of the poor in 17th century France, and continue to do so today in the International Associations of Charity (abbreviated: AIC). Next week they celebrate their 402nd anniversary.
Most of St. Vincent’s letters, documents, and conferences were aimed at the formation of those whom he had gathered together in the service of the poor, and we are called to act in the same spirit.
Timeline of Bl. Frederic’s life.
VinFormation has created visual guides to Vincentian Family Saints, Vincent’s life and times, and various groups in the Vincentian Family.