Vincent de Paul, the trailblazer

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University of Notre Dame Press, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 327 pages
VINCENT DE PAUL, THE TRAILBLAZER opens a bright window into the turbulent world of a renowned saint who lived during a time of great unrest. Bernard Pujo details how politics, war, and Vincent's own charismatic personality served as essential elements in his construction of a vast and lasting web of charitable works. Pujo introduces readers not only to the fascinating life of Vincent, but also to the cultural, political, social, ecclesiastical, and economic life of France during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Pujo's rich portrait reveals that Vincent played an active and prominent part in shaping this period of French history. In his quest to minister to the needs of the poor, Vincent counseled and challenged some of the key figures in French politics. Vincent de Paul, the Trailblazer, describes Vincent's childhood, his education, his life as a young priest, his skills as an organizer and manager, and his commitment to serving the physical and spiritual needs of the poor. This authoritative biography is lively enough to interest general readers and detailed enough to appeal to scholars of French and church history.

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Pujo (1921-2002) enjoyed distinguished careers in the French military and in banking before successfully turning to writing biography and history. Originally published 1998 in French, this biography ... Read full review

Contents

p a rt o n e Jiwrc oa Substantial Benefice i A Little Shepherd of the Landes 15811596
3
An Impatient Student 15971605
12
Odyssey on the Barbary Coast 16051607
23
A Roman Sojourn 16071608
32
Shaped by Berulle 16091613
38
Tutor in the House of Gondi 16131616
49
A Decisive Year 1617
58
part two To Serve the Rural Poor
69
The Drum Rolls at SaintLazare 16361639
115
Assistance to the Lorraine 16381640
125
The Rule of the Congregation 1640 1642
135
The Council of Conscience 16431645
147
Jansenism Comes into Being 16451648
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The Beginnings of the Fronde 16481649
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Face to Face with Misery 16511652
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Kings Promise Easily 16561657
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The First Missions 16181624
71
Foundation of the Congregation of the Mission 16241632
84
The Priory of SaintLazare 16321633
96
Superior of the Mission 1633163 5
107
Final Afflictions 1660
241
From SaintLaare to the rue de Sevres
259
Index
313
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