There are many great Vincentians who have preceded us. Some of them, the Church has recognized their heroic virtues and declared them saints or blessed. For these great saints, mental prayer, the love of God and the reading of the Gospel in no way detracted from their passionate and effective commitment to their neighbors; quite the opposite.
In the video below we have the example of some of those belonging to the Congregation of the Mission.
Source: Congregation of the Mission YouTube Channel