Prayers, Quips and Quotes: St. Vincent Palliotti, Feast Day January 22

St. Vincent Palliotti

The feast of St. Vincent Palliotti is celebrated on Jan. 22. St. Vincent Palliotti was born in Rome in 1795.

St. Vincent Palliotti  had a devotion to the Bl. Virgin from an early age. He also had a devotion to St. Francis of Assisi. He became a Franciscan Tertiary in 1816. After finishing his studies he was ordained a Franciscan priest in 1818. He was known for his zeal and was tireless in his work for the needy. He founded guilds for workers, agriculture schools, loan associations, orphanages, and homes for girls. This led to the foundation of the Society of Catholic Action. He founded the Pallottine Fathers and Pallottine Missionary sisters.

St. Vincent Palliotti died at the age of 55 in 1850 after coming down with a severe cold.

1906 the body of St. Vincent was exhumed and found to be incorrupt.

“Humility is nothing but truth,

while pride is nothing but lying.”

Quote of St. Vincent de Paul; Feast day Sept. 27

January is the Month of the Holy Name.


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