Vincent, Letter 0010. To Charles du Fresne, secretary of Philippe-Emmanuel de Gondi

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[October1 1617]2

Saint Vincent informs his friend3 that he hopes to take a trip to Paris in two months. There, according to the enlightenment that God gives him, he will make a final decision concerning his return to Châtillon-les-Dombes or to the De Gondi family4.

  1. Letter 10. – Abelly, op. cit., vol. I, chap. IX, p. 44.
  2. This letter was written on very nearly the same date as the preceding one.
  3. Sieur de Villeneuve, former secretary of Queen Marguerite de Valois. After the death of this princess, he entered the house of Emmanuel de Gondi, for whom he was secretary, then intendant. (Cf. Abelly, op. cit., vol. I, chap. V, p. 21.) He was one of the closest friends of Saint Vincent.
  4. It was upon this latter course that Vincent de Paul decided, after consulting Father de Bérulle and other enlightened individuals. He arrived in Paris on December 23, and the next day he resumed his post in the De Gondi family.

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