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"Caritas Christi Urget Nos": The Urgent Challenges of Charity in Seventeenth Century France
Vincentian Heritage (1991)
  • Edward R. Udovic, 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.
Keywords
  • Vincent de Paul,
  • history of charity,
  • seventeenth century France
Disciplines
Publication Date
1991
Publisher Statement
Reprinted with the permission of the Vincentian Studies Institute of DePaul University.
Citation Information
Edward R. Udovic. ""Caritas Christi Urget Nos": The Urgent Challenges of Charity in Seventeenth Century France" Vincentian Heritage Vol. 12 Iss. #2 (1991)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/edward_udovic/1/