With Lent’s focus on spiritual growth, reflection, and conversion, now would be a great time to pause and listen to the following podcast, “Conversion and Discernment According to Vincent de Paul” written and narrated by Fr. Edward R. Udovic, C.M.
According to Vincent de Paul, “We mustn’t trust ourselves because we’re constantly changing; that’s why we need to reflect often on ourselves in order to make amends for the failings our corrupt nature causes us to commit. Just as a clock has to be wound every day to rectify any loss of time, we must always start over in practicing mortification of our passions because we always need to be working on ourselves from one minute to the next.” (CCD 9:524)
To read or print this article as it appeared in the Vincentian Heritage Journal, click here for PDF file.