St. Vincent Ferrer
St. Vincent Ferrer, also known as Vincent of Valencia, was a Spanish Dominican friar and renowned preacher in the late 14th and early 15th centuries. He was born on January 23, 1350, in Valencia, Spain, and died on April 5, 1419, in Vannes, Brittany (now part of France).
St. Vincent Ferrer is known for his gift of preaching and his tireless efforts to convert non-Christians and non-practicing Christians throughout Europe. He preached in many different countries, including Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, and England. He was also known for his miracles, including healing the sick and raising the dead.
St. Vincent Ferrer is the patron saint of builders because he helped to build up the Church through his preaching and missionary work. His feast day is celebrated on April 5th in the Roman Catholic Church and on April 6th in the Orthodox Church.