Tag Archives: St. Vincent de Paul

Faithful in Small Matters

The love of God is acquired by resolving to labor and suffer for Him, and to abstain from all that displeases Him, and by carrying this resolution into practice as occasion arises. But to be able to do it well … Continue reading

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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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Impartiality

It was the usual custom of St. Vincent de Paul to regard his own interests as if they belonged to others, and those of others as his own, as may be seen in various incidents of his life. It will … Continue reading

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The Meekness of Preachers

St. Vincent de Paul, also, was accustomed, even in preaching; to speak with the greatest suavity and gentleness, so that he infused into the minds of his bearers, especially the poor, such confidence in himself, and such readiness to follow … 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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Judgments and Decisions

As to be holy is nothing else than to will what God wills, so to be wise is nothing else than to judge of things as God judges of them. Now, who knows whether thy sentiments be always in conformity … Continue reading

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