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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:
All of St. Vincent’s rules have an inspirational part which summarizes the spirit of the work. It is in this part that we can discover the authentic Vincent de Paul. It is there that the saint describes the manner and the qualities that should adorn the servants of the poor, and adapts the general service of the poor for the love of Jesus Christ— applying it to the different circumstances of the needy. That is why we can say— together with Pope Saint John Paul II— that Saint Vincent de Paul is a true mystic, a mystic in action.
This is another image in our series of “Praying Our Heritage.”
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