Saint Vincent de Paul: Mystic of Charity and of the Mission

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Author: Vinícius Augusto Teixeira, CM · Translator: Charles T. Plock, CM. · Year of first publication: 2016.
Estimated Reading Time: 13 minutes

On July 2nd, 2016 (within the context of the XLII General Assembly of the Congregation of the Mission), Father Tomaž Mavrič, in his first homily, invited us to rediscover and develop the mystical dimension of … Read More

Vincent and Peace

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Author: L'équipe des Fiches Vincentiennes sous l'animation du P. Jean Pierre Renouard, c.m. · Translator: Charles T. Plock, CM. · Year of first publication: 1997 · Source: Au temps de St. Vincent de Paul… et aujourd’hui.
Estimated Reading Time: 18 minutes

Peace in the Seventeenth Century With the exception of some brief periods of time, the seventeenth century in which Saint Vincent lived was a century of wars: sequels to religious war, heart rending civil wars … Read More

The Paths of God and the Poor: The Spiritual Journey of Saint Vincent de Paul

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Author: Vinícius Augusto Ribeiro Teixeira, CM · Translator: Charles T. Plock, CM. · Year of first publication: 2015.
Estimated Reading Time: 51 minutes

The many branches that compose the Vincentian Family, groups spread out across the five continents, have received a grace that has joined them together in carrying out a specific mission in the midst of the … Read More

Saint Vincent de Paul, a biography 08 – The discovery of a vocation

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Chapter VIII: The discovery of a vocation A breed of captains On Bérulle’s instructions, M. Vincent left his parish in Clichy towards the end of 1613 and settled with his few belongings in the Paris … Read More

Saint Vincent de Paul, a biography 07 – The paths of conversion

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Chapter VII: The paths of conversion A decisive year  It is generally accepted by the Saint’s biographers that at this period Vincent de Paul was going through a process of conversion1The first writers to make … Read More

Saint Vincent de Paul, a biography 06 – From Rome to Paris, a change of scene

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Chapter VI: From Rome to Paris, a change of scene Third project: third failure. Once again we are back in Rome with our Vincent de Paul in the palace of Mgr. Montorio. Vincent has embarked … Read More

Saint Vincent de Paul, a biography 05 – Fiction or historical fact? A serious problem for the critics

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Chapter V: Fiction or historical fact? A serious problem for the critics A long‑standing controversy  We could continue happily with our story if we didn’t have to contend with the serious historical problem that we … Read More

Saint Vincent de Paul, a biography 04 – The story of his captivity

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Chapter IV: The story of his captivity An unexpected legacy  Let us now read the letters that Vincent de Paul, in his old age, had tried so hard to destroy1The complete text of the letters … Read More

Saint Vincent de Paul, a biography 03 – Plans and setbacks

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Part two: The years of pilgrimage and apprenticeship (1600 ‑ 1617) Chapter III: Plans and setbacks The first project No sooner is Vincent ordained than it seems he achieved the objective he had so much … Read More