The Vincent de Paul Quotes Site

Welcome to our database of quotes from St Vincent de Paul. The site includes a number of ways to find quotes and references using the navigation buttons on the left.

All quotes come from Saint Vincent de Paul, Correspondence, Conferences, Documents, Volume one edited by Sr. Jacqueline Kilar, D.C., subsequent volumes edited by Sr. John Marie Poole, translated by Sr. Helen Marie Law, D.C., Sr. John Marie Poole, D.C., Rev. James R. King, C.M., Rev. Francis Germovnik, C.M. from the 1920 edition of Pierre Coste, C.M., and annotated by Rev. John W. Carven, C.M., New York: New City Press, 1985. All of the English volumes are available online.

Quotes were selected by approximately fifteen volunteers who read through an assigned volume and identified quotes and phrases that stood out to them as particularly insightful or representative of St Vincent's wisdom. A special thank you the DePaul faculty and staff who made this site possible: Craig Miller, Josh Rogers, and Eralee Rivera from the College of Computing and Digital Media, Kris Gallagher from Enrollment Management and Marketing, Denise Mattson from the President's Office, Rev. Edward Udovic from the Office of Mission and Values, and all the volunteers who selected quotes from the Coste volumes.

We hope you find the site useful. If you have any questions, comments, or feedback, please contact Scott Kelley at