Vincentian Prayer Images: What Moved Saint Vincent? XIII

by | Sep 28, 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?

In the same conference Vincent quotes another Scripture verse in which Jesus declares, “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing.” (Lk. 12:49) Vincent then challenges his listeners: “So our calling… is to do what? It is to set people’s hearts on fire, to do what the Son of God did. He came to set the world on fire to inflame it with His own love… If our calling is to go throughout the world and spread the divine fire…how I must burn with this same fire!”

Here, again, Vincent is not only moving in a current or sharing a wealth, but is burning with a spark of the same fire as burns in God.

– Conference 207, “On Charity,” May 1659, CCD, 12:214-5. 

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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