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Vincentian Prayer Images: What Moved Saint Vincent? IX

by | Aug 31, 2021 | Formation, Reflections

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.

What Moved Saint Vincent?
And What Moved Him Toward Those Who Are Poor?

Writing about the saints, Hans Von Balthasar touches on this point. The most important thing… is not their heroic, personal accomplishments, but their firm obedience (or listening), coupled together with a total commitment to their mission. […] the saints experience “a great commissioning,” a growing urge to go out from God to the world. Is this not indeed the case with Vincent? And to repeat, there is the direction in which missioning moves — toward the poor people of the world, trying to be God’s love for them, and at the same time finding in them God’s love.

Source: Thomas F. McKenna, C.M. (2015) Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 32 : Iss. 2 , Article 1.

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.

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