Sunday, September 27, 2009

St. Vincent de Paul

If ever there were a name synonymous with charity toward the poor, it is that of today's saint. I became acquainted with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (founded, of course, not by the saint, but Bl. Frederic Ozanam) through my dad, who got the society started in our parish long years ago. Dad was very devoted to the society which really does keep St. Vincent's love for the poor front and center and acts.
Meanwhile, the Vincentian community itself has made a treasure trove of books about St. Vincent available online. You can get the classic biographies as well as collections of his writings and scholarly research into the Vincentian charism.

Hopefully, our new postulant, Jackie, will be coming through O'Hare today on her way to entering the postulancy in St. Louis. Pray for her and for her family!

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