1795 - 1850 Feast: January 22

By Catholic News Service     1/22/2020

This founder spent his entire life in Rome. Even as a youth he was devoted to Mary and the poor. Ordained in 1818, he taught theology at La Sapienza University before dedicating himself to religious and charitable works in collaboration with laypeople. In 1835 the Society of the Catholic Apostleship, or Pallottine Fathers, emerged from his work, and an order for women also was founded. Pope Paul VI said Vincent “anticipated a discovery by almost one hundred years. He discovered in the world of laypeople a great capacity for good work.”