Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-1991

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Reprinted with the permission of the Vincentian Studies Institute of DePaul University.

Abstract

Setting the context for the emergence of the charitable work of St. Vincent de Paul (1580-1660) and St. Louise de Marillac (1591-1660) and the groups they founded, this article examines the urgent societal and religious challenges posed by a vast increase in poverty in France during the seventeenth century.

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