Women in the Church at the time of Saint Vincent

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Author: Luigi Mezzadri, C.M. · Year of first publication: 2008 · Source: Third Asian Vincentian Institute (Mother House, Paris, September-December 2006).
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Women in general In the modern time, there were two positions with regard to women. On one side, there was a strengthening of the view regarding the inferior position of the woman as revealed in … Read More

Françoise Marguérite De Silly, Founding Patroness of the Congregation of the Mission

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Author: Tim Williams, C.M. · Year of first publication: 2010 · Source: Vincentians Australia.
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Françoise Marguérite de Silly was born in 1584 in the province of Picardy in northern France. Her parents were Antoine de Silly, Compte de La Rochepot, and Marie de Lannoy, Dame de Folleville. Marguérite had … Read More

The founders’ historical context: chronology of events

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Author: Fr. Jean Pierre Renouard, C.M. · Year of first publication: 2008 · Source: Third Asian Vincentian Institute (Mother House, Paris, September-December 2006).
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SAINT VINCENT POLITICS RELIGION ARTS & LITERATURE 1581 Birth of SVP in Pouy (Landes) Birth of Saint-Cyran Montaigne, Essays 1582 Death of Saint Teresa of Avila 1585 Death of Gregory XIII and election of Sixtus … Read More

Saint Louise de Marillac’s Uncle: Louis XIII’s Garde des Sceaux, Michel de Marillac (1560-1632)

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Author: Donald A. Bailey, Ph.D. · Year of first publication: 2010 · Source: Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 30: Iss. 2.
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The name Louise de Marillac, writes Louise Sullivan, D.C., “has largely remained hidden” in the “shadow” of her famous mentor and colleague, Vincent de Paul. A similar shadow has, until recently, hidden the reputation of … Read More

Society at the time of Saint Vincent de Paul (V)

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Author: José María Ibáñez, C.M. · Year of first publication: 2008 · Source: Third Asian Vincentian Institute (Mother House, Paris, September-December 2006).
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Attitudes and behaviour towards poor people The mental and social attitudes towards poor people on the part of those living in 17th century society at times forgot and at other times perceived the paradoxical reconciliation … Read More

Society at the time of Saint Vincent de Paul (IV)

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Author: José María Ibáñez, C.M. · Year of first publication: 2008 · Source: Third Asian Vincentian Institute (Mother House, Paris, September-December 2006).
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III. Social aspect In the 17th century, the classes of society remained traditional. In the kingdom, a distinction was made among those who prayed, those who fought and those who worked, “these latter horrible, because … Read More

Society at the time of Saint Vincent de Paul (III)

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Author: José María Ibáñez, C.M. · Year of first publication: 2008 · Source: Third Asian Vincentian Institute (Mother House, Paris, September-December 2006).
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II. Economic aspect At times, one wonders if the juridical and political systems in the society in the time of Vincent de Paul as in all of the Old Regime was “determined” by the type … Read More

Society at the time of Saint Vincent de Paul (II)

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Author: José María Ibáñez, C.M. · Year of first publication: 2008 · Source: Third Asian Vincentian Institute (Mother House, Paris, September-December 2006).
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I. Demographical aspect The society of Vincent de Paul’s era was solidly rooted in a territory of almost one half million square kilometres. In this territory there were about twenty million inhabitants. These statistics show … Read More

Society at the time of Saint Vincent de Paul (I)

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Author: José María Ibáñez, C.M. · Year of first publication: 2008 · Source: Third Asian Vincentian Institute (Mother House, Paris, September-December 2006).
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Introduction In the spirit of Vincent de Paul, life, thoughts and action inter­mingle and come forth from within him. That is why it is impossible to approach this committed and daring believer outside the political, … Read More