Vincent may have started in the rural zip codes in France but he soon began to realize that the spiritual and material poverty he woke up to in Chatillon and Folleville existed also in the zip code of cities like Paris… and beyond.
Renewal of Vincentian spirituality requires movement, changing ideas and new perspectives. Let me point out a few possible movements that might lead us to revitalization of our spiritual tradition:
God leads us into the midst of the world. God waits for us among the poor. Christ invites us to participate in his mission,
What might be the vocation of a Vincentian lawyer? I think the American Bar Association gives us an appreciation of why it might not be strange.
The next time you watch a flock of geese, pause for a moment — think about what they can teach us about ministry in general and, especially, “long-haul” ministries of systemic change.