Vincent De Paul Quotes

Vincent De Paul Quotes: In order to become soundly virtuous, it is advisable to make good practical resolutions concerning particular acts of the virtues and to be faithful in carrying the out afterwards. Without doing that, one is often virtuous only in one's imagination.
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Vincent De Paul Quote: We must endeavor to have God reign sovereignly in us, and then in others. The trouble with me is that I take more care to have Him reign in others than in myself.
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Quotes about Vincent De Paul: Put your trust in Him and following His example, always act humbly, graciously, and in good faith.
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Quote about Vincent De Paul: The angels would become incarnate if they could, so that they might come to earth to imitate the example and virtues of the Son of God!
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Vincent De Paul Sayings: He also always blesses humble beginnings much more than those accompanied by a lot of show.
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Vincent De Paul Saying: God always gives a great blessing to humble beginnings than to those that start with the chiming of bells.
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Sayings about Vincent De Paul: I have heard that M. Guesdon is dictating lessons to his seminarians. This is contrary to the custom of the Company and a somewhat ineffective way of teaching, since the students rely on their notes and do not exercise either their judgment or their memory, In this way, their minds remain empty while they pile up papers which they will perhaps never look at again.
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Saying about Vincent De Paul: [M]ay you be more advanced in the school of solid virtue, which is practiced in an excellent way in the midst of suffering, and which keeps good servants of God in fear when they have nothing to suffer!
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Vincent De Paul Quotes: [E]xcess in the practice of virtue is no less imperfect than the lack of it.
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Vincent De Paul Quote: In God's name, Monsieur, let us remain indifferent; let us strive to be equally attached to whatever obedience marks out for us, be it agreeable or disagreeable. By the grace of God, we belong to Him; what else should we desire except to please Him?
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Quotes about Vincent De Paul: I thank God for having given the Company subjects who belong more to Him than to themselves, and who serve the neighbor at the risk of their lives! They are like unrefined gold, which becomes visible in fire and which would otherwise remain hidden under ordinary actions and sometimes under faults and failings.
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Quote about Vincent De Paul: . . . God is pleased to communicate himself to the simple and humble and to use the smallest and lowliest to make them great and exalted. In a word, it is He Himself who has called and approved them and even inspired their humble manner of living.
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Vincent De Paul Sayings: So, our vocation is to go, not just to one parish, not just to one diocese, but all over the world; and do what? To set people's hearts on fire, to do what the Son of God did. He came to set the world on fire in order to inflame it with His love.
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Vincent De Paul Saying: Use gentle methods to get whatever good you can from priests and monks who are slaves, as well as from merchants and captives. Resort to severe measures only in extreme cases, for fear lest the hardship they are already enduring in their state of captivity, joined to the strictness you might want to exercise in virtue of your authority, drive them to despair. . . . It is not light they need, but strength, and strength permeates through the external balm of words and good example.
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Sayings about Vincent De Paul: [W]ork at ridding yourself of the esteem you have had up to now for the glitter and sparkle of virtue and the vain applause of the world, which Our Lord so assiduously avoided and so often recommends us to shun, and that you labor in earnest to acquire true and solid virtues.
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Saying about Vincent De Paul: I thank God that you know the art of tearing yourself apart - I mean the way to humble yourself truly by recognizing and realizing your faults. You are right in believing yourself to be as you describe and to be most unsuitable for any kind of duty; it is on this foundation that Our Lord will base the execution of His plans for you.
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Vincent De Paul Quotes: We must hold as an irrefutable maxim that the difficulties we have with our neighbor arise more from our immortified moods than from anything else.
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Vincent De Paul Quote: Always be quite simple and sincere and ask God to grant me those two virtues.
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