The Life of St. Vincent de Paul As Parable

by | Sep 23, 2016 | Formation

The parables of Jesus make up a substantial part of His recorded preaching. All of the great themes of Jesus’ preaching are struck in the parables; they are among the best known of all Jesus’ words.

In general terms, a parable is any succinct story which is intended to teach lessons or principles. A parable often involves a character who faces a moral dilemma. Today we feature a presentation by Fr. Dennis Berry, S.T.: St. Vincent’s Life As Parable. It may be downloaded and used for quiet reflection or perhaps with a small group.

Tip: Have your Bible handy if you wish to follow along with the Scripture passages as indicated on each slide.
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What lessons can be learned by observing key points in the lives of St. Vincent and St. Louise? In working with the poor and marginalized, can we find contemporary stories and parables to use in evangelizing others?

fr-dennis-berry-227x300Note: The author, Fr. Dennis Berry, a Trinitarian, writes: “I hope these are helpful to anyone who would like to use them. If people have questions regarding their content, please let them know they would be free to contact me.” If you wish to do so, contact us and we would be glad to forward your questions to him.