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Our Vows

September 22, 1655, after much struggle, St. Vincent received papal approval for the members of his Congregation to pronounce vows of poverty, chastity, obedience and stability, while still remaining members of the secular clergy, …Vincent hoped that, through pronouncing such vows, his missionaries would renew and deepen the gift of themselves to God for the service of the poor and that later, in time of trial, they would be strengthened by recalling that they had committed themselves for life to this service.

An extract from The Way of Vincent de Paul by Fr. Robert P. Maloney CM.

Chapter 7 Constitutions of the Congregation of the Mission