Rev. Msgr. Michael Boland, a U.S. regional spiritual advisor for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, notes that today everything is less personal. Voice mail and e-mail “separate us from the person,” he says. “Vincent and Frederic remind us how important it is to be present, to look into the eyes of the poor, to go out, be present with people, and encounter Christ.” Explore more about this core characteristic of Vincentian Spirituality at: Seeing Christ in the Poor.