5 Faces Vincent

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  • 5 Faces Vincent

    1. 1. Five Faces of St.Vincent de Paul
    2. 2. I - The Missionary
    3. 3. 1. The word of God was central for him 2. The cross is central when he preaches and catechizes
    4. 4. 3. Vincent, continued to give missions, even in his later years
    5. 5. II - Father of the Poor
    6. 6. 1. This face of Vincent is central to all of the branches of the Vincentian Family 2. Witness is often much more important than words, especially today
    7. 7. 3. It is very important to note that this second face of St. Vincent is not completely distinct from the first
    8. 8. III - Vincent the Formator
    9. 9. 1. “It is therefore essential for you to be empty of yourself in order to put on Jesus Christ” 2. Vincent’s contribution to the formation of the diocesan clergy was so striking that he came to be called “Light of the Clergy”
    10. 10. 3. Vincent was inventive in creating new types of formation programs 4. This third face of St. Vincent is not completely distinct from the first
    11. 11. IV - Vincent, Contemplative in Action
    12. 12. 1. The union of contemplation and action is one of the most important keys to Vincentian spirituality 2. Vincent places very strong emphasis on daily mental prayer
    13. 13. 3. This face is inseparable from the first three
    14. 14. V – Vincent, the Gentlest Man of his Time
    15. 15. 1. Genuine spirituality transforms our humanity 2. Vincent consistently links gentleness with compassion
    16. 16. 3. This face is inseparable from the first

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