SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL c.1581-1660
By F.A. [Francis Alice] Forbes
|Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the poor: the Lord will deliver him in the evil day.| -- Psalm 40:2
|The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. Wherefore he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the contrite of heart, to preach deliverance to the captives, and sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of reward.| -- Luke 4:18-19
Nihil Obstat: Francis M. Canon Wyndham Censor Deputatus
Imprimatur: Edmund Canon Surmont Vicar General Westminster July 2, 1919
Originally published in 1919 by R. & T. Washbourne, Limited, London, as Life of St. Vincent de Paul in the series Standard-bearers of the Faith: A Series of Lives of the Saints for Young and Old.
|Extend mercy towards others, so that there can be no one in need whom you meet without helping. For what hope is there for us if God should withdraw His mercy from us?| -- St. Vincent de Paul