One way that St. Vincent’s mission of compassion has expanded in modern times is through the work of Catholic Vincentian universities such as St. John’s University in Queens, New York. Consistent with Vincentian charism, the university’s mission statement proclaims, “Wherever possible, we devote our intellectual and physical resources to search out the causes of poverty and social injustice and to encourage solutions that are adaptable, effective, and concrete.” By working with and supporting preservice teachers, we can meet St. Vincent’s call to serve those in need. First, we provide a short biography of St. Vincent de Paul’s life, selecting parts of the saint’s life that capture the essence of his ministry and legacy. After this biography, we discuss how the work and life of St. Vincent de Paul is reflected in our own work.
McClure, Donald and Mangione, Judith F.
"Charism that Lives: Translating the Message of St. Vincent de Paul for Today’s Teacher Education,"
Journal of Vincentian Social Action: Vol. 2:
3, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholar.stjohns.edu/jovsa/vol2/iss3/8
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