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Charity’s Saint, produced by the Vincentian Studies Institute of DePaul University, separates fact from fiction as it shows the contemporary relevance of the Vincentian tradition in the modern world. If you have not seen it, or have not seen it in a while, take some time this week to enjoy the full-length movie, available on YouTube (see below).

The documentary was produced with four very specific goals in mind:

  1. To separate the Vincent of “myth” from the Vincent of “history.”
  2. To contextualize Vincent de Paul within the history of 17th century France.
  3. To recover the role of Louise de Marillac and women in the foundation of the tradition.
  4. To suggest the contemporary relevance of the Vincentian tradition in the modern world.

Three-minute trailer

Click here for the full hour-long version