We just marked two anniversaries – the fifth anniversary of Pope Francis and the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian charism or way of following Christ the Evangelizer of the Poor. What are the lessons for us?
“The only difference between a saint and a sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.”
What are the events in our lives that open our eyes to spiritual poverty? What are the events that bring us face to face with physical sufferings we tend to be blind to?
How should Vincentians deal with the politics of power? Can we learn anything from what St. Vincent did in his context?
Jesus and St. Vincent de Paul are cheering Pope Francis, not only for calling for this annual day of remembrance of those who are poor but also for his casting it in the framework of the Beatitudes.