St. Vincent de Paul – the Person
The school is named in honour of St. Vincent de Paul, Patron of Charitable Societies. Born in 1575, St. Vincent lived until 1660. It would be impossible to enumerate all the works of this servant of God, but he is best remembered for exemplifying the virtue of charity. It extended to all classes of persons, from forsaken children to the aged, and all faiths. Though honoured by the great ones of the world, he remained deeply rooted in humility. Each year we celebrate the feast day of our patron saint on September 27.
"I have never, in all my life, succeeded when I spoke with the faintest trace of harshness. I have always noted that if one wishes to move another’s mind one must be ever so careful not to embitter that person’s heart."
-St. Vincent de Paul