St. Vincent de Paul was born to a poor family in Pouy, France in 1581. He was a bright child and achieved his education from earning money as a tutor. A few years after his ordination in 1600, he was captured and sold into slavery while traveling. For two years he was a slave, but eventually escaped with his master and returned to France. He dedicated his life to serving the poor and eventually ministering to convicts as well. He founded the order of Venetian Priests, as well as co-founded a religious order for women called the Daughters of Charity. St. Vincent's heart remains incorrupt and can be seen in the Convent of the Sisters of Charity in Parish. Pope Leo XIII canonized Vincent on June 16, 1737.