To be Vincentian is to follow Christ,
* to continue his work,
* to continue his style of life,
* to accept his plans,
* to live according to his spirit as expressed in the Beatitudes.
To be Vincentian is to share Jesus’ cause
* the construction of the kingdom
* the liberation of all women and men
* the great utopia of God
* where men and women can live as brother and sisters
* where all people can live with dignity and justice and peace.
To be Vincentian is to be part of the Vincentian Family,
* a community of love
* a community that is united in proclaiming the Good News to the poor
* a community that is united in serving those persons who are most poor.
To be Vincentian is to bring to life the path of Jesus
* to live anew the process of Jesus
* to maintain Jesus’ options
* to sow with Jesus the seeds of his Kingdom
* to build active and prayerful communities
* to give witness to the Word
* to live his commandment of love.
To be Vincentian is to live from the perspective of our charism
* to be animated by the Holy Spirit
* to have our hearts filled with the Spirit of God
* to say “yes” with Mary to the things that the Father asks of us
* to have the strength of the Spirit so that we can respond to the plans of God for our lives.
* To be Vincentian is to live in the Spirit of the Lord
* to hope for that which seems impossible
* to realize that for God nothing is impossible
* to unite our hands and efforts in creating a better life for all people
* to begin, like Jesus, with the those who are viewed as least and unimportant
To be Vincentian is discern the signs of the times
* to discern the signs of God in our own time
* to discern with clarity
* to be courageous in our discernment
* to announce and denounce all that is opposed to the Kingdom of God.
To be Vincentian implies accepting conflict and risk in order to follow Jesus
* to mature during the time of crisis
* to grow in sincere fidelity
* to live anew the passion of Jesus
* to embrace the cross
* to be men and women of integrity in our words and actions
* to live with simplicity
* to allow ourselves to be freed from power and consumerism
* to allow ourselves to be freed in order to grow in faith
* to allow ourselves to be freed in order to hope and build
* to allow ourselves to be freed in order to love and free others.