It seems to be difficult for society to see and recognize those men and women who are poor. Those whom we refer to as “the new poor” are frequently “new” because we have just discovered them… yet in reality these men and women have been poor for a long period of time prior to “our discovery”. Such is the situation of the disabled, those who “have missed” the train of progress and who can never ever board that train.
Saint Vincent de Paul and the “New Poor” is an article that appeared in Volume II of
En tiempos de San Vicente de Paúl … y hoy, Editorial CEME, Santa Marta de Tormes (Salamanca) Spain, 1997, p. 7-17. It was translated from the French by Martín Abaitua, CM (Au temps de St. Vincent-de-Paul… et aujourd’hui), Animation Vincentienne, 16, Grande rue Saínt-Michel, Toulouse, France and translated from Spanish to English by Charles Plock, CM… this work is not attributed to any one author but it is stated in the Introduction that the articles were written by various authors].
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