1581 - Vincent was born April 24 in Pouy four miles northwest of Dax.
1600 - Ordained to the priesthood September 23 at the age of 19.
1604 - Received Bachelor of Theology degree from the University of Toullouse.
1608 - Vincent arrived in Paris and took Pierre de Berulle as spiritual director.
1612 - Took possession of the church in Clichy having 600 parishioners.
1613 - Vincent entered the service of the Gondi family as tutor of their children.
1613 - At the advice of Berulle, became Chaplain of the Gondi Estates.
1617 - Preached his noted sermon on general confession at Folleville, January 25.
1617 - Traveled to Chatillon-les Dombes and named pastor, July 29.
1617 - Provided relief to the poor by establishing the future Ladies of Charity.
1619 - Vincent was appointed Chaplain-General of the Galleys in Paris.
1623 - Vincent de Paul met Louise de Marillac.
1625 - Vincent formally founded the Congregation of the Mission on April 17.
1633 - November 29, Vincent co-founded the Daughters of Charity with Louise.
1660 - Vincent de Paul died in Paris, September 27 at the age of 79.
1660 - Louise de Marillac died on March 15, at the age of 69.
1729 - Pope Benedict XIII declared Vincent to be Blessed August 13.
1737 - Pope Clement XII declared Vincent de Paul to be a Saint June 16.
1816 - First members of the Congregation of the Mission arrive in the United States.
1885 - Pope Leo XIII declared Vincent to be the Patron of Charitable Endeavors.
1960 - Pope John XXIII declared Louise Patroness of All Social Workers.