Here is another in our series of “Praying Our Heritage.” The series illustrates quotes from key figures in the Vincentian Heritage.
Let the image and the quote sink in, and take root. These images might surprise you into prayer at various points in your day.
Walking through each day with St. Vincent
St. Vincent told the Daughters of Charity: “So, you’ll rise at five o’clock, whenever the work of the Charity allows you to go to bed at ten, for you must take care of yourselves for the service of those who are poor, and give your bodies their just due. Your first thought should be of God: thank Him for having preserved you during the night, consider briefly whether you’ve offended Him, and thank Him or ask His forgiveness for this; offer Him all your thoughts, the impulses of your heart, and your words and actions; resolve never to do anything to offend Him, and everything you do during the day will derive its strength from this first offering made to God.”
Start your day with a brief examination of conscience and morning offering!
For the more visually oriented among us, you don’t have to wait for the weekly image on Tuesday. You can browse for yourself. You can even search for images related to key words. Visit and search VinFormation’s database of prayer images.
We hope you will enjoy these time-release prayer capsules!
We would also welcome you sharing with all of us images that inspired you to prayer.