Sunday, January 5, 2014

Chapelle Saint-Vincent-de-Paul



Chapelle Saint-Vincent-de-Paul


Saint Vincent de Paul was born in 1581 and after early years of study, graduated in theology and was ordained in 1600 at the age of 19.  In 1617 he founded the "Ladies of Charity" from a group of women within his parish who came to be known as the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul.

He worked for some time in Paris among imprisoned galley-slaves, and established a group known as the Vincentians, priests with vows of poverty, chastity, obedience.  The Vincentians (also known as Lazarists) are today present in over 80 countries.


bon dimanche





Chapelle Saint-Vincent-de-Paul
95, rue de Sèvres
75006, Paris
Métro Sèvres-Babylone

13 comments:

Randy said...

That is another beautiful window.

helen tilston said...

Hello Genie
Wishing you a blessed New Year.

I love the image and story of St. Vincent de Paul. A wonderful organization.

Helen xx

Starman said...

Beautiful window!

Revrunner said...

Another lovely, lovely chapel. I especially like the curved lighting--very unusual.

Louis la Vache said...

In his times in Paris, «Louis» overlooked this gem!

M said...

Lovely! The almost photographic quality stained glass insets are most intriguing! Bon dimanche ma chère amie!

Jeanie said...

Beautiful, Genie

TheChieftess said...

Lovely!!!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Interesting information and a beautiful photo Genie! Happy New Year to you!!! Looking forward to more of your lovely Paris photos in 2014.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

What a glorious window! And thanks for the info. Such accompanying explanations really make a picture come to life :)

The Greenockian said...

Looks absolutely beautiful!
Liz

William Kendall said...

That is exquisite!

Louise said...

We stayed just a few doors from here last year. I made sure to visit, having seen several of your photos. I was blown away. I must do a post about it sometime soon. But then of course I still have lots to explore about Paris.