A saving solidarity: when someone is suffering, not only sympathizing but carrying them through…doing something to lift the burden.
Doctors need to treat that appendix. But that appendix is not something in a laboratory dish. It is part of the many systems we call a person. And that person is part of many other systems.
As a daily practice, Vincentians always have to talk about Jesus. Not only talk, but act like Jesus.
Every Vincentian is a little Franciscan, because the virtues of this Italian saint permeate our day-to-day.
Blessed Marguerite Rutan was a Daughter of Charity who was martyred during the French Revolution.