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St. Vincent de Paul quotes about suffering

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Quotes from Saint Vincent de Paul about suffering, with images of his ministry with the galley slaves in 17th century France.

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St. Vincent de Paul quotes about suffering

  1. 1. How pleased Our Lord is with your concern for the relief of His suffering members (IV:202). Vincent de Paul pleads for a galley prisoner. Artist AG Laisne; engraved by De Rudder. Courtesy St. Vincent de Paul Image Archive Online
  2. 2. I ask God also to see fit to remedy the needs of your poor suffering Church now being tried by sickness and poverty (VI:10). Vincent de Paul, kneeling, kisses the feet of a galley prisoner at La Tournelle. One of the earliest engravings of Vincent de Paul, reproduced in The Heroic Life of Saint Vincent de Paul by Henri Lavedan. Courtesy St. Vincent de Paul Image Archive Online
  3. 3. Our Lord humbles in order to raise up and allows the suffering of interior and exterior afflictions in order to bring about peace (II:350). Vincent de Paul distributes Communion to galley prisoners. Illustration by Jean-Loup Chamet. Courtesy St. Vincent de Paul Image Archive Online
  4. 4. God takes wonderful pleasure in seeing the suffering of a soul who endures it patiently for love of Him (XI:362).
  5. 5. The practice of charity, such as assisting the suffering members of Our Lord, is to be preferred to all other exercises (VI:514). Vincent de Paul and galley prisoners in Marseilles. Illustration from the 1841 biography Saint Vincent de Paul by Augustin Challamel. Courtesy St. Vincent de Paul Image Archive Online
  6. 6. We must likewise be moved by our neighbor’s suffering and share his sorrow. O Saint Paul, how sensitive you were on this point! O Savior, you who filled that apostle with Your Spirit and compassion, help us to say with him: “Is anyone sick and I am not sick along with him?” (2 Corinthians 11:29) (XII:221)

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