Oil painting of Vincent de Paul (used with permission of Daughters of Charity Provincial Archives)
Today we mark the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul.
“So, our vocation is to go, not just to one parish, not just to one diocese, but all over the world; and do what? To set people’s hearts on fire, to do what the Son of God did. He came to set the world on fire in order to inflame it with His love.”
Vincent de Paul, Conference of May 30, 1659
(Letter #207, Correspondence, Conferences, and Documents, edited by Sister Marie Poole. Vol.12, p.215)
Today is the Feast of Blessed Frederic Ozanam, founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Learn more about Ozanam’s life and work from some of our previous blog posts.
The FAMVIN website contains an informative slide show comparing the lives of Ozanam and Vincent de Paul.
Sister Marie Poole (left), editor-in-chief of the Vincentian Translation Project, with editorial assistant Sister Ann Mary Dougherty and Volume 14 of the Correspondence, Conferences, and Documents of Vincent de Paul.
Volume 14 of the Correspondence, Conferences, and Documents of St. Vincent de Paul
(Images used with permission of Sister Marie Poole)
After more than 40 years devoted to the preparation of the English edition of the correspondence, conferences, and documents pertaining to Saint Vincent de Paul, Volume 14, the cumulative Index, marks the culmination of the entire series. Yesterday the long-awaited copies of Volume 14 arrived at the offices of the Vincentian Translation Project. Sister Marie Poole (left), editor-in-chief of the Vincentian Translation Project, is seen here with editorial assistant Sister Ann Mary Dougherty.
The Provincial Archives congratulates Sister Marie, Sister Ann Mary, and the many collaborators who have worked on the project for the last 40 years.