Stafford Poole, C. M.


A brief biographical sketch of Alain de Solminihac, bishop of Cahors, is presented, along with a portrait of his friendship with Vincent de Paul and a discussion of de Solminihac’s relationships with the Double Family. The Vincentians directed the bishop’s seminary at Cahors, usually to the bishop’s great satisfaction. The superiors and their relationships with de Solminihac and Vincent are profiled. The Daughters of Charity oversaw the bishop’s home for orphan girls. The article recounts how Vincent and the Daughters decided to undertake this work, the plan for the Rule that Vincent gave the Daughters, and the qualities he instructed them to cultivate in themselves to make the work successful. A short summary of the other interests that Vincent and de Solminihac shared is also provided.