See a presentation on St. Vincent and Lay Ministry, from an article by Fr. John Prager, C.M.
“…the prerequisite to being able to discern God’s will at any given moment, in answer to the Vincentian question (“What must be done?”) is the adoption of a state of self-emptying, holy indifference”… we must become “ready for anything”. See the presentation based on an article by Fr. Edward Udovic, C.M.
Fr. Robert P. Maloney, C.M. writes: “…from time to time the Church canonizes saints, holding them up before us as models. It says to us: look carefully at this man, meditate on this woman, learn from them what it means to be holy.” Watch a video about St. John Gabriel Perboyre
The primary reason for the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s existence was and is to increase the holiness of its members, by service to those in need and by building deep friendships. See a presentation
During the French Revolution, priests and religious were asked to take various oaths rejecting the Holy See and swearing loyalty to a State-sponsored Church. One of the most zealous and best defenders of the Church against the oath was Blessed Louis-Joseph François, C.M. See a presentation
Mary is the model of who we should be and what we should do. See the presentation by Andrés Pato, CM
Very calmly and quietly, the grace of God was leading Louise to a radical commitment— a whole new kind of life! See the presentation
July 31, 1809 is the foundation date by Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Joseph’s at Emmitsburg, Maryland, USA. See the presentation