The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Monday, 28 May 2007

Vincent de Paul 1581 - 1660

Vincent de Paul, Roman Catholic saint, canonised in 1737 by Pope Clement XII, was appointed by Cardinal Richelieu to be the caretaker of the souls of the faithful his new town of Richelieu. De Paul took this appointment very seriously in the early years of the town's foundation, and several Charities were organised from the Church. Societies of Vincent de Paul exist today all around the world, and he remains a very active inspiration to many world-wide.

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