WHAT SYMPATHY SHOULD DO… A Reflection on the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul.

WHAT SYMPATHY SHOULD DO… A Reflection on the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul. We celebrate today the fruits of the action of sympathy in the life of a man who became a saint because sympathy led him to a life of empathy. We remember joyfully today the smiles on the faces of the poor in 17th Century France and almost in every part of the world today because of a man who strongly recognized the presence of Christ in the poor and the poor in Christ. Why is the…

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FLAME OF CHARITY: A Reflection on the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul.

FLAME OF CHARITY: A Reflection on the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul. It is not enough to be moved with pity without doing something to removing the pity situation. Moved with pity for the poor, the flame of charity was seen in the French atmosphere (1617-1660) announcing vehemently by deeds of divine love, the message of the kingdom of God. A war against the careless abandon of the poor spiritually began at Folleville a village in France in 1617. The need to lessen the gap between the bourgeoisie and…

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