Vincentian approach Evangelization? – What might it be? VinFormation is offering another ebook – St. Vincent de Paul and Evangelization
“It was clear to Vincent de Paul (just as it is clear to us) that it is useless to tell people that they are children of God and that Christ died for them if those people are dying of hunger, if society continues to heap scorn upon them, and if dogs are treated better than people who are poor. Again, we must understand that the process of evangelization demands action as well as words.”
St. Vincent once wrote: “God hasn’t sent us to have honorable posts and ministries, or to act or speak pompously and authoritatively, but to serve and evangelize poor persons and to carry out the other activities of our Institute in a humble, gentle, and friendly way.” (SV Volume: 11, Letter: 42).
This statement was a far cry from the ambitious attitude Vincent had as a young priest. What changed him? What can we learn about evangelization, especially now, in this Vincentian Year of New Evangelization declared by our Superior General? From our archives, find out more in the eBook “St. Vincent de Paul and Evangelization”, or in the accompanying PowerPoint version covering the main points.