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"Caritas Christi Urget Nos": The Urgent Challenges Of Charity In Seventeenth Century France, Edward R. Udovic
Rev. Edward R. Udovic, C.M., Ph.D.
Setting the context for the emergence of the charitable work of St. Vincent de Paul (1580-1660) and St. Louise de Marillac (1591-1660) and the groups they founded, this article examines the urgent societal and religious challenges posed by a vast increase in poverty in France during the seventeenth century.