Each year, the Vincentian family gather together to reflect on our calling within the Vincentian charism. It is an opportunity to reflect on a particular aspect of our shared spirituality, on how it influences our choices and decisions and to pause and consider the next steps we might take.
In June 2009, facilitated by Fr. Hugh O’Donnell CM., of the Chinese province, we reflected on the heart and hands of Vincent. The heart of Vincent was moved by what he saw in the poor of France. Perhaps in them he saw himself. Vincent was the poorest man he ever met. He knew no-one poorer than he and so could look everyone in the eye. We don’t go to the poor out of a feeling of duty, because we think it’s the right thing to do. We go to the poor because there is something poor in our own lives. We share a common bond. They speak to our hearts and call us to action. The open hands of Vincent – all giving.
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