Articles for Vincent de Paul

New Cardinal in the Mold of St. Vincent de Paul

A new Cardinal in the mold of St. Vincent de Paul Imagine a parish that has 100,000 people in 53 distinct communities... and 3000 trained ministers! St. Michael Archangel Parish is not an imaginary parish. It has a membership of 100,000 people in 53 distinct...

Navigating the Realities of the Business World

Many ministries face a challenge navigating the realities of the business world, often described as “the real world.” Vincent knew those challenges well… and was a genius in facing these challenges.

Is Your Sight Growing Stronger with Age?

It took Vincent until midlife to begin to see clearly. By the end of his life. seeing Christ in the beggar was not merely poetry.

Doers of the Word: Saints Oscar Romero and Vincent de Paul

On this joyful day, a reflection for all Vincentians on Saint Oscar Romero and St. Vincent de Paul: hearers and doers of the word.

Education: Central to the Vincentian Mission

Education: Central to the Vincentian Mission

There is a fascinating article, The Core Values of Vincentian Education by Louise Sullivan D.C., whose premise is that education was central to the Vincentian mission of evangelization of and service to the poor and as such had values unique to it. Sr. Louise's...

Five Things Vincent Thought About Mercy

Five Things Vincent Thought About Mercy

Paulino Sáez López, CM reflects on "The Value of Mercy according to Vincent de Paul.” Here are five points that struck me from his well-documented article. He writes from the perspective that in the time of Vincent "the words mercy, compassion, and charity have much...

“Dream Dreams” prayer service

“Dream Dreams” prayer service

The wording of this prayer service was originally used at a Vincentian Family Gathering with Fr. Gregory Gay at the conclusion of his visitation with Vincentians of the Eastern Province, U.S.A. It is about dreaming... of expanding our vision, of increased...

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