St. Vincent de Paul – “full with the priestly spirit”

Today is the feast of the great St. Vincent de Paul.  Here is his entry in the Roman Martyrology:

Memoria sancti Vincentii de Paul, qui, spiritu sacerdotali plenus, Parisiis in Gallia pauperibus addictus, in facie qualiscumque dolentis vultum agnoscebat Domini sui; ad formam primitivae Ecclesiae instaurandam, clerum sancte formandum et pauperes sublevandos Congregationem Missionis instituit et, sancta Ludovica de Marillac cooperante, Congregationem etiam Puellarum a Caritate.

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  1. Tom in NY says:

    “The memorial of St. Vincent de Paul. He recognized the gaze of his Lord in the face of whoever was suffering. He founded the Congregation of the Missions (C. M., Vincentians) to restore the work of the early Church, help the poor and form the clergy in holiness. With the cooperation of St. Louise de Marillac, he founded the Daughters of Charity.”
    Salutationes omnibus.

  2. Tom in NY says:

    erratum et corrigendum: “…de Paul. Filled with the priestly spirit, he gave himself over to the poor of Paris, France. He recognized…”
    Causa patientiae gratias pesolvo.

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