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Vincent de Paul

[vin-suh nt duh pawl; French van-sahn duh pawl] /ˈvɪn sənt də ˈpɔl; French vɛ̃ˈsɑ̃ də ˈpɔl/
Saint, 1576–1660, French Roman Catholic priest noted for his work to aid the poor. Unabridged
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  • He bent his burning head low upon the cold steps of Saint Vincent de Paul, and resolved to renounce the world.

  • You have been Sardanapalus, you have been Vincent de Paul—it makes no difference.

    Les Misrables Victor Hugo
  • The "Relations" were continued under the direction of Vincent de Paul.

  • On the first page, under a medallion containing a likeness of Saint Vincent de Paul, were the printed prescribed forms.

    The Dream Emile Zola
  • With Maynard for secretary, she had also Vincent de Paul, young in those days, for her chaplain.

    The book of the ladies Pierre de Bourdeille Brantme
  • Flattering historians have concealed the sore, but have divulged the remedy, Vincent de Paul.

    The Man Who Laughs Victor Hugo
  • How faithfully these traits portray the true daughter of the humble Vincent de Paul!

    The Miraculous Medal Jean Marie Aladel
  • The judge then became the Saint Vincent de Paul of these grown-up children, these suffering toilers.

    The Commission in Lunacy Honore de Balzac
  • Religion rejoices serenely, with joy unspeakable, in the final escape of Vincent de Paul.

  • Vincent de Paul takes the place of a convict at the galleys that he may restore a father to his children.

    The Heavenly Father Ernest Naville
British Dictionary definitions for Vincent de Paul

Vincent de Paul

/ˈvɪnsənt də ˈpɔːl; French vɛ̃sɑ̃ də pɔl/
Saint. ?1581–1660, French Roman Catholic priest, who founded two charitable orders, the Lazarists (1625) and the Sisters of Charity (1634). Feast day: Sept 27
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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