The one who “calls by name” seemed to ignore him as a teenager.
The call came to his younger brother Louis for entrance into the seminary. John Gabriel was asked to accompany his younger brother for a time, while waiting for him to get adjusted to the surroundings.
His parents, surprised, accepted the choice of their son and accompanied him with their encouragement.
Visit the Vincentian Encyclopedia article to learn more.
See also a SlideShare Presentation of his life