St. Vincent can be considered a precursor or prophet of the vision of the Church centered on the poor.
On February 3, 1892, four Daughters of Charity stepped off the train in El Paso, Texas, USA. Within a day the Sisters...
“The health of the charism is seen in its vitality wherever it is received, nurtured and made operative. For many religious institutes today, this is happening more and more among the laity who are associates.”
In celebration of our 400th anniversary we offer this infographic on Vincentian Spirituality and Charism.
Finally we ask, are we persons of desire, swept up and swept away by the call God gives?
Are we able to operate not so much with answers or even programs, as necessary as they may be, but with vision, with hopes and dreams?
Will we stand alone, or will we stand with others, being a part of what is good in them, being more together than ever we could be alone? Our sisters and brothers in the body of Christ touch us, change us, soften us, and call us forward with their love.
Sometimes, maybe even many times, we walk into situations with preconceived notions about what is needed.
”Do we have the courage to go out of our comfort zones and serve?”
Our vision in faith leads to compassion, a compassion that leads inevitably to real and lasting solidarity.
MINISTRY AS A CALL – why do I do what I do?
Fr. Jim Cormack reflects on seven hallmarks of Vincentian service and raises the question “Am I weak enough to serve?”