Monsieur Vincent

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Released 1947

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Director:
Keely Christian
Released:
1947
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Monsieur Vincent is a historical drama directed by Maurice Cloche based on the life of St. Vincent de Paul (Pierre Fresnay), a priest and charity worker in the 17th century whose work with the poor during a dangerous time led to his canonization by the Catholic Church. Born to a poor peasant family in France, Vincent had suffered his own tragedies as he was captured and forced into slavery by Turkish pirates when he was twenty-three years old. After his freedom, he continues his work for the church as he goes to the village Chatillon-les-Dombes. As the black plague begins to scourge the countryside, Vincent spurs his fellow villagers into offering charity to the orphans of the disease and giving proper burials to those who have died. Vincent ultimately begins interacting with the nobility and royalty as he continues to minister to the poor, no matter their health or station, and establishes new charities within the Church. His work ultimately led to a reorganization of the Catholic Church and eased some of the sufferings affecting the people of Europe.moreless

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