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
St. Vincent wrote: “So then, if there are any among us who think that they are in the Congregation of the Mission to preach the Gospel to the poor but not to comfort them, to supply their spiritual but not their temporal wants, I reply that we ought to assist them and have them assisted in every way, by ourselves and by others… To do this is to preach the Gospel by words and by works, it is to do so most perfectly and it is also what Our Lord did and what those who represent Him on earth… should do.”
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.”
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