Charism Of St. Vincent De Paul

 
 

St. Vincent de Paul was born to a poor peasant family in France.

He wanted to be a priest only to escape poverty and help his family financially. He was ordained a priest in 1600 at the age of 20.

In 1605, he was captured by pirates, brought to Africa, and sold to Moslems as a slave.

He was eventually freed, and in 1612, was assigned to a parish where the poverty shocked him because many were dying from hunger.

But he was again called to serve Count de Gondi. There, the deathbed confession of a poor man opened his eyes to the spiritual poverty of the peasantry.

On January 25, 1617, he preached on general confession in a parish church. The response was so great that nearby Jesuit priests had to help in hearing the confessions. He considered this as a sign from God of his mission.

From then on, the poor became the center of his life. His priesthood was a personal relationship with Jesus rather than a means of acquiring wealth.

He met St. Francis of Sales, a very humble and gentle person. He was inspired to ask God’s help to change his naturally moody and melancholy ways.

By the circumstances he went through and the people he met, Vincent experienced a conversion.

“His conversion was a gradual opening to the power of God's grace working in him, and allowing him to see his world more clearly in the light of Christ” (peterstowntec.com)

In 1625, he founded the Congregation of the Mission, a group of priests to continue his mission of attending to the spiritual and material needs of the poor.

He established hospitals and orphanages. He served the needs of prisoners and slaves.

He is the patron of all works of charity. His feast day is on September 27.

This year, our priests celebrate 400 years of Vincentian spirituality or charism.

 

 

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Mass Schedule

 

SUNDAY

7:30 a.m.    Filipino
9:00 a.m.    English
12:00 noon English
4:30 p.m.    Filipino
6:00 p.m.    Filipino


MONDAY - FRIDAY

6:15 a.m.
6:00 p.m.


SATURDAY

7:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. Anticipated Mass in English


Perpetual Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

After the 7:00 a.m. Mass
5:45 p.m.

For more Novena details, click here.

 

Events & Activities

Jan 17
Zumba sa Shrine!
Venue: Parish Grounds | Parking Lot
Time: 06:30 AM
Jan 18
Community Lauds - Morning Prayers - with Nuns & Priests
Venue: Shrine
Time: 05:30 AM
Jan 19
Zumba sa Shrine!
Venue: Parish Grounds | Parking Lot
Time: 06:30 AM
Jan 21
Weekly Soup Kitchen
Venue: Pastoral & Pilgrim Center
Time: 08:00 AM
Jan 21
Weekly SVP Charity Clinic
Venue: Pastoral Center
Time: 10:00 AM