In spite of the space of two centuries between them, there are, in the biographies of Vincent de Paul and Frederick Ozanam, some interesting similarities, which, perhaps, suggested the title of this essay.
A church characterized by the five virtues of Vincent de Paul might appeal to millennials and “nones” (those professing no religion).
Today we observe the memorial of Translation of Relics of St. Vincent de Paul. “Translation” refers to the solemn transfer (or “translation”) of the relics of Saint Vincent to their new home in the chapel of the mother house in Paris
The heart of Monsieur Vincent beats in the middle of winter, as in 1617.
Vincent’s experience enables us to consider how we might live as humble men and women in the present era.