A student asks St. Vincent, “What can I learn from Covid?”
St. Vincent de Paul
Let us commit to clothing ourselves in an attitude that will help us to “turn the medal over”.
I wish I could be more patient and kind! Is this something you would hear Vincent talk about?
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.
Make use of these resources in sharing St. Vincent’s story and our spirituality as we approach the Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul.
A church characterized by the five virtues of Vincent de Paul might appeal to millennials and “nones”.
We all know Vincent did amazing things over the course of his lifetime. But, if you look how much money was involved in his ministries it is truly eye-opening and mind-boggling. He had to be a financial genius to manage all this.
Over time these confraternities became the principal means through which de Paul engaged with devout Catholic women, who were excluded by their sex from expressing their faith through the functions of ordained ministry but aspired to find alternative means of doing so.