Vincentian Spirituality

“Charity is the robe in which you are clothed with its three parts.
Love of God.
Love among yourselves.
Love of the poor.”

  --Vincent de Paul.

From 17th century France, the call of St. Vincent de Paul has resounded around the world and resulted in works of charity, religious congregations and a characteristic spirituality. 

This spirituality is reflected by the following traits:

•Being a person of prayer.
•Living for Christ.
•Being zealous for God and for persons who are poor.
•Being given to God.
•Expressing love of God through action.
•Serving the whole person.
•Demonstrating virtues of simplicity, humility, gentleness, zeal, charity, joy, cordiality and justice.(Excerpted from Like a Great Fire, Vincent de Paul, Editions du Signe, 1995)

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