Saturday, September 25, 2010

St. Vincent de Paul

Did you know that Monday, Sept. 27 is St. Vincent de Paul's feast day? Here is a lovely article giving a short  history of St. Vincent. Among other things, he is the patron saint of spiritual help. Send up prayers for his intercession as our pastoral council meets on Monday. Hope to see you all there in support of our parish.

Prayer to St. Vincent De Paul

O Glorious Saint Vincent de Paul,
The mention of your name,
Suggests a litany of your virtues:
Humility, zeal, mercy, self-sacrifice.
It also recalls
Your many foundations:
Works of Mercy,

The Church gratefully remembers,
Your promotion of the priesthood.
Inspire all Charitable Workers,
Especially those who minister,
To both the spiritually
And the materially poor.

O Lord, give us the grace,
That You bestowed upon,
Your servant St. Vincent de Paul,
To relinquish the temptation,
Of material things,
In our holy effort,
To minister to the poor. Amen.

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