Feast: April 5
Saint Vincent Ferrer, of the Order of Preachers, the second son —fourth child— of the British nobleman William Stewart Ferrer and his Catalan wife, Constantia Miguel was born in Valencian on January 23, 1350 and entered into glory on April 5, 1419.
St. Vincent was professed in the Order of Preachers at the age of 18, he studied at the
In his forties he became gravely ill and received a miraculous healing, and the inspiration to become a wandering preacher. For twenty-one years, he was said to have traveled throughout
He is credited with an intervention during the diplomatic discussions that produced the Caspe Compromise of 1412, that brought to the throne of Aragon Fernando de Antequera, brother of King Henry III of
During the time of the Great Schism St. Vincent supported the Catalan Pope Benedict XIII (Peter de Luna), whom he believed to be the true Pope.
Saint Vincent died on April 5, 1419 at Vannes in Brittany,