The Value of Mercy according to Vincent de Paul

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Author: Paulino Sáez López, CM · Translator: Charles T. Plock, CM. · Year of first publication: 2016 · Source: Vincentiana, volume 60, #1 (January-March 2016) p. 91-109.
Estimated Reading Time: 28 minutes

Introduction When we go to visit poor persons, we have to sympathize with them in order to suffer with them, and put ourselves in the dispositions of that great Apostle, who said, omnibus omnia factus … Read More

The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism in light of the Social Doctrine of the Church (and 8)

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8] By way of conclusion: visions and dreams We can say with Mother Guillemin that there is nothing more timely in the world today than the spirit of Saint Vincent. For her this was one … Read More

The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism in light of the Social Doctrine of the Church (7)

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7] Saint Vincent and human promotion In the Compendium we read: The poor should be seen not as a problem, but as people who can become the principal builders of a new and more human … Read More

The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism in light of the Social Doctrine of the Church (6)

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6] Saint Vincent and solidarity The word solidarity is one of those words that is frequently used but it is not always used with its true significance. It comes from the Latin word solidus which … Read More

The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism in light of the Social Doctrine of the Church (5)

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5] Saint Vincent and the management of material goods All the documents of the Church’s social doctrine insist on the social function of private property. From the beginning the Church has defended the universal destiny … Read More

The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism in light of the Social Doctrine of the Church (4)

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4] Saint Vincent and justice Another characteristic trait of the spirit that Vincent has passed on to us is that besides seeing the poor as persons who have their own proper dignity and rights, we … Read More

The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism in light of the Social Doctrine of the Church (3)

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3] Saint Vincent and the dignity of the person The fundamental principle of the Church’s social doctrine, that is, the dignity of the human person, is based on the fact that men and women are … Read More

The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism in light of the Social Doctrine of the Church (2)

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2] What do we mean by prophecy? El Nuevo Diccionario de Espiritualidad [The New Dictionary on Spirituality] states: The constitutive element of the prophetic experience is the experience of being chosen, set apart, and sent … Read More

The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism in light of the Social Doctrine of the Church (1)

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1] Introduction We have just asked the Lord to give us a heart like that of Vincent de Paul. It is said that we are able to love more that which we know better and … Read More

Vincentian Spirituality: Martyrdom

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Author: Carmen Urrizburu, H.C. · Translator: Charles T. Plock, C.M.. · Year of first publication: 1995 · Source: Vincentian Online Library.
Estimated Reading Time: 9 minutes

The concept of martyrdom In Vincentian spirituality martyrs are those persons who are violently deprived of life, who freely hand over their life in imitation of Jesus Christ and as a consequence of proclaiming the … Read More