The Common Rules and the Constitutions of the Congregation of the Mission were printed in 1658 and Vincent distributed copies to the missionaries at an emotional ceremony on the 17th of May.
“Keep things that spark joy and get rid of the rest” is the mantra of people seeking to declutter their lives. What sparked joy in St. Vincent and St. Louise?
We support comprehensive immigration reform, forged from core Christian social beliefs that honor the dignity of every human being.
The Paraclete draws us closer together around important values and with mutual respect. The Paraclete then sends us forth to deal with the people of our world in a supportive and Christian manner.
Jean Vanier changed the attitude of the world to people we might arrogantly label as handicapped. St. Vincent changed the attitude of so many in France towards the poor.