United States Conference of Secular institutes


St. Vincent de Paul

Luke 9:7-9

St. Vincent de Paul was a true representation of Jesus Christ in the world and in many ways a true reformer of the church. What is it that motivates us in our works of charity?  It must be that we see all reality in relationship to a personal God. And that personal God calls all of us to an interpersonal relationship with him present in one another. And that relationship must be based on our life of prayer. Just as Jesus was in constant communication with his Father, so Vincent was in constant communication with the Lord Jesus. And from this prayer came action. So it must be with us.