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: “We are living on the patrimony of Jesus Christ, on the sweat of the poor. We should always think, when going to the refectory: Have I earned the food I am about to eat? This thought often occurs to me and it fills me with shame. ‘Miserable man, have you earned the bread you are about to eat, this bread which comes to you by work of the poor?’ At any rate, if we do not earn it as they do, let us pray for their needs….”
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.
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