Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Vincentians sometimes endure front line battles to help those in need
Thank you to our 'Vincentian' volunteers who, because of their dedication, focus and love for God, have been able to be loving servants under some of the most difficult situations. It's no different now than it was for St. Vincent de Paul during his days of helping the homeless and disadvantaged. St. Vincent's quote below says it all...
"You will find out that Charity is a heavy burden to carry, heavier than the kettle of soup and the full basket. But you will keep your gentleness and your smile. It is not enough to give soup and bread. This the rich can do. You are the servant of the poor, always smiling and good-humored. They are your masters, terribly sensitive and exacting master you will see. And the uglier and the dirtier they will be, the more unjust and insulting, the more love you must give them. It is only for your love alone that the poor will forgive you the bread you give to them."
~ St. Vincent de Paul
Thanks to St. John Bosco High School students for your day of service to the poor and homeless at St. Vincent de Paul of Los Angeles.
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