Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week 8/17/2015 St. Vincent’s original parish church: Pouy

This small rare sepia photograph was recently acquired by the Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University’s Archives and Special Collections. The photograph shows the original parish church at Pouy (near Dax) where St. Vincent was baptized and where he presumably also made his first communion. The town was renamed Saint Vincent de Paul in the 19th century to honor its most famous son. The photograph dates sometime before 1913 when the church had to be torn down because of severe storm damage. Other picture postcards survive but all show the church from the angle of the flood plain below.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *