St. Vincent:

  • Recognized Jesus as being sent to evangelize the poor, and urged this as the motto for he and his followers.
  • Saw Jesus at work and strove to imitate Him. Love must be both affective and effective.
  • Would reflect and learn from his experience of imitating Christ.
  • Recognized Christ in others, wanted to uphold their human dignity, and free persons from poverty and suffering.
  • Saw Jesus as the source and model of all virtues.
  • Knew that the imitation of Christ is not a theory but a way of life.
  • Found God’s presence in times, events and people.


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