How Vincent was converted to the poor

by | May 15, 2011 | Congregation of the Mission, Vincentian Family

“Vincent de Paul – a Priest of Charity at the Service of the Poor”. The article  in the Vincentian Encyclopedia focuses on Vincent’s conversion to the poor, and the manner in which he lived out that conversion.

The article concludes “..Today it is instructive for us to examine the life of Vincent and see him as a priest who engaged in a process of evangelization in which he was not only concerned about the spiritual dimension of the human person but also concerned about the physical/material well-being of the person; to see him as a priest who attempted to provide for the poor in a very practical way that which was their right in theory; to see him as a priest who was involved in the concerns of his time as an artesian of peace…”

The article is written by Alvaro Quevedo Patarroyo CM, Visitor of Columbia

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