• Charity is at the heart of the church, pope tells Vincentians

    Charity is at the heart of the church, pope tells Vincentians

    • Sep 27, 2017

    In a message to the Vincentian family, Pope Francis praised St. Vincent de Paul’s prophetic intuition “of valuing the extraordinary feminine abilities that emerged in St. Louise de Marillac’s spiritual finesse and human sensibility.” The pope said the members of both congregations St. Vincent founded — the Daughters of Charity and the Congregation of the Mission — must continue to find their footing upon the rock, which is the “poor Jesus who asks to be recognized in those who are poor and without a voice.”