It took Vincent until midlife to begin to see clearly. By the end of his life. seeing Christ in the beggar was not merely poetry.
Many may be surprised to learn the “See – Judge – Act” methodology of Pope Francis’ vision has roots in the work of Ozanam .
“Tell the new story on top of the old story.” If you want to understand this situation or person today, think of that person or situation a long time ago. If you want to understand Pedro today think of Frederica in our history.
Celebrating Vincentian martyrs. Is there a message here for you and me as ordinary Christians? Pope Francis and St. Vincent think so!
Vincent was adept at helping his followers realize their potential. He empowered them by sharing his knowledge and resources, inspiring them through mission, and giving them opportunities to lead organizations he helped to create.