VincentWiki:Ephemerides/19 October

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1641 After three years of hesitation, Jean F. de Gondi, the Archbishop of Paris, approves vows for the Congregation of the Mission.

1704 Sister M. Guerin dies. For many years she had been Louise’s secretary and was elected Superior General of the Daughters seven times. She is often referred to as the second founder of the Company. Under her leadership the Company was approve by the Holy See and the Rules of the Company were published.

1736 Four priests and a brother leave Barcelona to establish the Congregation in Mallorca.

1890 The cornerstone of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Jerusalem is blessed. The Daughters of Charity will administer this hospital under the direction of Sister Sion.

1930 Our confrere Von Arx is arrested in China.

1611 Vincent becomes the last intermediary to donate 15,000 livres to the Charity Hospital in Paris that was administered by the Brother of Saint John of God. This money belonged to F. Treilles, G. Treilles, J Mercadde and P. Stabot, owners of the ship la Domingue, which was lost and sunk during a battle with the Spanish. As compensation this sum of money was ordered to be payed by the king.