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  St. Vincent de Paul Society Formed
Brief Description:  The St. Louis branch of the Catholic St. Vincent de Paul Society was started by Father John Timon in 1846 to help the needy. The St. Vincent de Paul Society organization had been started in Paris by Frederick Ozanam, a convert to the Catholic Church. Father John Timon, an Irishman who had grown up in St. Louis, was visiting Paris and came back with a plan to form a chapter of the organization in St. Louis. The official charter wasapproved on February 10, 1846. Membership included many business, political and cultural Catholic leaders of the time.
Year:  1846
Decade:  1840 - 1849
Beginning Date:     Feb. 10, 1846

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