Fostering a “culture of encounter” is a hallmark of the Vincentian charism.Full Screen Download PPT Download PDF
An article by L’Osservatore Romano describes Pope Francis’ calling attention to our sins of indifference. Sadly,
We limit ourselves to saying: “Oh, what a shame, poor people, they suffer so much”, and then we move on. Pope Francis explained that an encounter, however, is different: “If I do not look, — seeing is not enough, no: look — if I do not stop, if I do not look, if I do not touch, if I do not speak, I cannot create an encounter and I cannot help to create a culture of encounter”.