Whether they were martyrs, or performed other acts of courage, we honor our beloved Vincentian heroes and heroines.

  • Marguerite Naseau, D.C.

    1594-1633

    Vincent called her the first Daughter of Charity because she was the prototype of all who followed her. Servant of the sick poor in the confraternities of charity. Caught the plague from a girl in her care and soon died– ‘her heart filled with joy and conformity to God’s will.’

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  • Antoinette Deleau, D.C.

    1728-1804

    French Revolution superioress general.

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  • Saint Francis Regis Clet, C.M.

    1748-1820

    Martyred for the faith in China.

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  • Blessed Ghebre Michael

    1791-1855

    Martyred for the faith in Ethiopia.

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  • Martyrs of the French Revolution

    1792-1794

    Louis-Joseph François, Jean Henri Gruyer, Jean Charles Caron, Nicolas Colin, and Pierre Rene Rogue gave their lives rather than renounce their faith and religious beliefs.

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  • Saint Justin de Jacobis, C.M.

    1800-1860

    Martyred for the faith in Ethiopia.

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  • Saint John Gabriel Perboyre, C.M.

    1802-1840

    Martyred for the faith in China.

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  • Jean-Baptiste Etienne, C.M.

    1801-1874

    Superior General 1843-1874. Led the effort to rebuild and internationalize the Vincentian Family in the nineteenth century.

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  • Helene Studler, D.C.

    1891-1944

    Active in French Resistance, World War II.

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  • Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

    1936-1939

    Franco’s anti-religious atrocities included the martyrdom of 30 Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, who gave their lives rather than renounce their faith and religious beliefs. The image is of the Valley of the Fallen, a memorial site to honor all those killed in the Spanish Civil War.

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  • Blessed Pier-Giorgio Frassati

    1901-1925

    Member of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul who linked his daily life of service to his neighbor with justice. Died of polio at the age of 24.

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  • Suzanne Guillemin, D.C.

    1906-1968

    Vatican II superioress general (1962-1968). An “auditrice,” one of 23 women auditors officially invited to the Council. Argued that new structures were critical if the Daughters were truly going to accomplish their original mission.

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  • Bl. Lindalva Justo De Oliveira, D.C.

    1953-1993

    Brutally murdered for defending her virginity, Good Friday, 9 April 1993.

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