Prayer for the Jubilee Year of the 400th Anniversary of the Vincentian Charism

by | Jan 22, 2017 | Formation, Spirituality and Spiritual Practice

The Interprovincial Commission of the Congregation of the Mission in Spain, appointed by the Provincials to prepare the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian charism, offers us a prayer so that we can use it both personally and in groups, on the occasion of the anniversary:

Lord, Merciful Father
that instilled in Saint Vincent de Paul
a great concern
for the evangelization of the poor,
infuse your Spirit
in the hearts of His followers.
That as we hear the cry
of your abandoned children,
we may run to their assistance,
“like someone who runs to put out a fire.”
Revive within us the flame of the Charism,
That flame which has animated
our missionary life for 40o hundred years.
We ask this in the name of your Son,
Jesus Christ, our Lord,
“the Evangelizer of the Poor.”