Vincentian Prayer Images: One of the Great Saints of History XXXIII

by | May 17, 2022 | Formation, Reflections | 0 comments

Let the image and the text sink in, and take root. These images might surprise you into prayer at various points in your day.

One of the reasons for Saint Vincent de Paul to be considered a key figure in the history of the holiness of the Church is his style of living his vocation.

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 week’s example is:

Analyzing the content of St. Vincent’s rules reveals his organizing mind. He adds a touch of absolute realism to the virtue of charity. All his rules have several parts: a structural, or legal (election of officers, assembly directives, attributes) part; a devotional part which shows the acts of piety to be practiced by the members; and an inspirational part which summarizes the spirit of the work.

Vincent de Paul writing Common Rules


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.

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