The Inspiration of St. Vincent de Paul
Vincent de Paul, born in France in 1581, found his way serving the poor, seeking to alleviate their moral and material misery. He worked to mobilize the rich on behalf of foundlings and the elderly. He visited convicts, founded hospices, raised funds for hospitals, etc. Vincent died in 1660 but his works and fame survived him. He was beatified in 1729 and canonized in 1737. He is the patron saint of charitable works.