“Even Algiers is answering our call, an association, of which Clavé and several of our old friends form the nucleus, is being formed under the auspices of its saintly bishop.” – letter from Ozanam to … Read More
Who was Paul Lamache?
“I have a circle of friends who gather every day in worthwhile enterprises and whom I love as brothers.… Lamache with the soul of an artist; and practically a knight.… What delightful hours we have … Read More
Who was Jules Deveaux?
Like Lamache and Le Taillandier, Jules Devaux hailed from the Normandy region. He was born on July 18, 1811, in the town of Colombieres, Calvados. His father, Marie Adrien Devaux was a country doctor, probably … Read More
Who was Francois Lallier?
“As Secretary General, you are after M. Bailly, the Society’s soul. The unity, and from it the vigor and perseverance, of the different conferences depend on you. Attend particular assemblies frequently; see the presidents from … Read More
Who was Auguste Le Taillandier?
“Another hope is not less dear to me: that is, that , as founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, you would want to do in the capital of Normandy what God had … Read More
Who was Emmanuel Bailly?
“You have accustomed us to look upon you as the rallying point, the advisor and friend of young Christian youth. Your past favors have given us the right to count on future ones. Those you … Read More
Father Aladel, C.M.: the Pioneer-Priest of the Miraculous Medal
1. Early life of “the priest of the Miraculous Medal” FATHER ALADEL was born at Les Termes, in the department of Cantal, Southern France, the 4th May 1800. It was fitting that he should be … Read More
Biography of Johannes Müllener CM, China missionary
Name and Name Modifications: Chinese: Mu Tianchi Relevance for the China Mission: Johannes Müllener worked in China at a time, when Christianity was officially forbidden. For several years, he worked alone and secretly as a … Read More
Remembering the missionary who embraced China
When Belgian Lazarist Father Vincent Lebbe arrived in China in 1901 he had a marked effect on Christianity in the country and in the northeast city of Tianjin in particular. He was vicar general of … Read More
Théodoric Pedrini C.M., The Emperor’s Musician
(1670-1747) During the latter part of the 18th century the Vincentians were asked by the Holy See to replace the Jesuits in various countries: Prussia, the Ottoman Empire, and especially China. However, even before this … Read More
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