In our Vincentian work for and with the poor, it becomes necessary to be aware of their personal, physical security.
Mizael Donizetti Poggioli, CM reminds us of the events at Châtillon – July 1617 In July 1617, Vincent de Paul became pastor in the little village of Châtillon-les-Dombes. Three weeks later, on Sunday, August 20th, 1617, as Vincent was preparing to celebrate Mass, a woman approached him and told him that there was a family, […]
Pope Francis wakes us up to the Bible as a “dangerous book”. Vincent – “a walking gospel”
Vincent de Paul stated: if there are any among us who think they are in the Mission to evangelize poor people but not alleviate their sufferings, to take care of their spiritual needs but not their temporal ones, I reply that we have to help then and have them assisted in every way.
In this second reflection on “Waking up to God with Francis and Vincent,” we are reminded that on Ash Wednesday we were basically told two things 1. “Repent” (change your way of thinking) 2. “believe the gospel” (live according to this new way of thinking.) Pope Francis uses the story of Lazarus to explain this invitation more […]
[T]he Common Rules and the Constitutions will become the base and source of all the reﬂections in the Advent and Lenten letters, as well as the letter for the feast of our Founder, in the following six years, leading to our next General Assembly in 2022.
Begin Lent with an examination of conscience regarding our missionary virtues.
The charism of the Vincentians is based on two pillars that gave rise to it in 1617 and that 400 years later remain the two sides of its banner: mission and charity.
A presentation of the research of Sister María Pilar López, DC, who explores the Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism in the light of the Social Doctrine of the Church.
The purpose of Rosalie’s life of self-sacrifice was to struggle against misery in order to restore people’s dignity.