St. Vincent De Paul... The Man Who Said "Yes" by Boniface Hanley, OFM
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This 30 page booklet has small print in two-columns so it contains a lot more text than one assumes at first glance. Quite a meaty history of the years of St. Vincent de Paul's life. A biography of the saint who founded the Vincentians and the Daughters of Charity it also gives a history of France and the Church through the 1600s. de Paul led quite an eventful life and an inspirational one making for interesting reading. The history covering the Thirty Years War, the Fronde, and a time of spiritual emptiness in the French Church also brings fascinating reading. The booklet has no date but from a photograph of a hospital ward I'd date it as being from the 50s. The book is illustrated with photos and prints that are in the same monotone blue as the cover. Well, worth the read and one that makes me interested in reading more about St. Vincent de Paul's life and times.
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