The 5 Virtues of a Vincentian Missionary – pamphlet

by | Sep 26, 2014 | Spirituality and Spiritual Practice

Vincent lettersThe 5 Virtues of a Vincentian Missionary – trifold pamphlet

Drawing on the virtues of Jesus Christ, St. Vincent de Paul taught his missionaries to observe five virtues that would help them in their work, namely: Simplicity, Humility, Meekness, Mortification, and Zeal for souls. If practiced regularly in the life of the missionary, he/she would bring the gospel to the poor just like Christ did. The virtues would also help them (and us) to be good, well-rounded human beings.

“I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.” Mother Theresa

What are these 5 virtues and how do we understand them today?

5 Virtues Booklet (PDF)