Passionist Fr. Paul Zilonka offers a reflection on Vincent “The Only Wealth that Matters” (Link no longer active)

“Instead of thinking of the poor as on the fringe of society, Vincent made them the center of his attention. He bequeathed that spirit of preferential option for the poor to the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians), and to the Daughters of Charity, which he founded with St. Louise de Marillac. That same spirit of preaching good news to the poor in practical acts of support engages countless laypeople in direct ministry to people in need everywhere in the world through parish-based St. Vincent de Paul societies.”


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