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Texts, reports from SYMPOSIUM October 12-15, 2017

A 3-day Vincentian Family Symposium on the occasion of the 400-year anniversary of the Vincentian spirituality took place in Rome on October 12-15, 2017.

It featured many interesting meetings and reports the texts of which we would like to collect and translate to be used and discussed in your communities during meetings.

Pope tells Vincentians to pray, welcome and go

On Saturday Pope Francis said Vincentians must pray, welcome and go

Vincentians should share God’s love with action and service – “and that we can’t just sit around and wait for other people to perform our vocation.”

“Love is dynamic, it goes out of itself,” the Pope said Oct. 14. The person who loves does not just sit in an armchair watching and waiting for the world to improve. Instead, he or she “with enthusiasm and simplicity gets up and goes.”

As St. Vincent de Paul said, our vocation is not merely to go to one parish or diocese, but to go throughout the earth, he continued. And what do we do? We “inflame the hearts of men, doing what the Son of God did, he who came to bring fire to the world to inflame it with his love.”

The vocation to love, Francis said, “is always valuable for everyone.” … read all


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