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St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent was born A.D. 1576. Soon after his ordination, he was captured by Corsairs, and carried into Barbary. He converted his renegade master, and escaped with him to France. Appointed chaplain-general of the galleys of France, his tender charity … Continue reading

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The Confidence of St. Vincent de Paul

When the will of God is clearly seen in any affair, no matter how difficult, it should be undertaken with intrepidity, and pursued with constancy even to the end, however many and great may be the obstacles which oppose it. … Continue reading

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Two Types of Prudence

Prudence is of two sorts, — human and Christian. Human prudence, which is also called the prudence of the flesh and of the world, is that which has no other aim than what is temporal, thinks only of arriving at … Continue reading

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The Meekness of St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul was of a bilious-sanguine temperament, and, consequently, much inclined to anger, as he himself admitted to a friend, saying, that when he was in the house of Conde, he allowed himself to be conquered more than … Continue reading

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