Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!

St. Vincent de Paul [Paperback]

By F. a. Forbes (Author)
Our Price $ 6.28  
Retail Value $ 7.95  
You Save $ 1.67  (21%)  
Item Number 127148  
Buy New $6.28
Available on the Internet only.

Item description for St. Vincent de Paul by F. a. Forbes...

The famous French Saint known as "The Father of his Country" for his remarkable charities. In early life he was captured and enslaved by the Moslems in Africa, but he escaped, returned home and did great work for God. One of the most famous Saints of the Church.

Publishers Description
A short, popular biography of the famous French Saint known as \"The Father of his Country\" for his remarkable charities. In early life he was captured and enslaved by the Moslems in Africa, but he escaped, returned home and did great work for God. He was canonized in just 77 years. Here is a popular biography for young and old of one of the most famous Saints of the Church and a model of charity for all. Impr. 105 pgs 4 Illus, PB

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: Saint Benedict Press W/Tan Books and Publishe
Pages   105
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.98" Width: 4.26" Height: 0.33"
Weight:   0.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1999
Publisher   Tan Books & Publishers
ISBN  0895556219  
ISBN13  9780895556219  

Availability  52 units.
Availability accurate as of Oct 26, 2016 05:31.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

More About F. a. Forbes

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mother Frances Alice Monica Forbes, also known as F.A. Forbes, was born in 1869 into a Presbyterian family. She converted to Catholicism in 1900, and entered the Society of the Sacred Heart as a postulant when she was thirty-one. She was a strong-willed and intelligent woman, and used both these gifts to generously make the sacrifices that the Lord wished of her daily. F.A. Forbes authored a considerable amount of books based on the saints, including St. John Bosco: Friend of Youth, St. Monica, St. Catherine of Sienna, St. Benedict, and The Gripfast Series of English Readers. She died in 1936.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Religious
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Catholicism > Saints
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History > Church History
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Catholicism > General

Christian Product Categories
Books > Church & Ministry > Church Life > Roman Catholic

Similar Products

$7.95  $6.28

$7.95  $6.28

$9.95  $6.96

$7.95  $6.28

Reviews - What do customers think about St. Vincent de Paul?

"Extend mercy towards others...." St. Vincent de Paul  Apr 16, 2009
"Saint Vincent de Paul" is one of several books in the "Standard Bearers of the Faith: A Series of Lives of Saints for Young and Old," written by F.A. Forbes. The original publication date is 1919; the book was last reprinted in 1999.

As librarian in a small Catholic school library with an extensive, but outdated collection (for our small library of 12,000 books) from the Dewey 200 category (Religion and Mythology), I knew it was time to start updating this section. So one of the first books to be added is "Saint Vincent de Paul."

I would have begun with John Berchmans, but this site does not carry a book about that saint who died so young. He was an educator. The cathedral next door is St. John Berchmans Cathedral. However, Vincent de Paul is also important as the namesake for the society that helps the poor, a very active group in our church.

Vincent was a sheepherder until neighbors insisted that his father send him to school because of his high intelligence. Additionally, a man of education could be counted on to contribute to family finances. At great sacrifice to the family, Vincent went to school. To help pay his tuition he also tutored the children of the local nobleman. Even when Vincent went to university in Paris, he took the youths with him for their college tutoring.

By the time he was ordained a priest, Vincent was committed to his calling and believed utterly in denouncing worldly pleasures and serving the poor, the imprisoned, and the sick. As a young man he and a friend were captured by pirates and sold into slavery in North Africa. Later he escaped and returned to France. This experience influenced his work with the imprisoned. He was totally appalled at the subhuman circumstances he found for prisoners and worked to change their conditions, even personally tending their wounds.

During the Thirty Years War when Eastern France became so impoverished and people died in the streets from disease and starvation, Vincent worked to better their conditions. His soup kitchens fed hundreds.

Vincent founded two groups that made great differences in the lives of the French in Paris and surrounding areas. One was the Society of Vincent de Paul (the Vincentians) and the Sisters of Charity. The Vincentians derived from the young priests he took on retreats to better prepare them for the priesthood and service. One of the wealthy but pious noblewomen led his Sisters of Charity, who so ably housed and fed homeless children.

Truly, Vincent de Paul was a man of God and worthy of being named a saint.

A note of interest: The Life of St. Vincent de Paul by Henry Bedford. This is the blurb from the product page:
"This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature."
Great Saint Book  Jan 30, 2009
Any of these small thin books by FA Forbes are worth the buy. Make a great collection of books on Saints, easy to read, and great to re-read again and again. All of them are great especially Maria Goretti - my personal favorite story of all time.

Write your own review about St. Vincent de Paul

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding St. Vincent de Paul

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy