Let the image and the text sink in, and take root. These images might surprise you into prayer at various points in your day.
The originality of Saint Vincent’s version of Christianity
Saint Vincent believed that in imitation of Jesus, the essential mission of Christians is saving the poor. That is why he would take as motto for his Congregation, Isaiah’s and Saint Luke’s text: “The Lord has sent me to preach the Good News to the poor.” And for the Daughters of Charity, the text of Saint Paul: “The Charity of Christ urges us.”
Source: The religious experience of Saint Vincent de Paul by José María Román, C.M. • Third Asian Vincentian Institute (Mother House, Paris, September-December 2006).
This is another image in our series of “Praying Our Heritage.”
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 enjoy these time-release prayer capsules!
We would also welcome you sharing with all of us images that inspired you to prayer.