St vincent de paul quotes about the poor
The Slab (Gears of War, #5) by Karen TravissMARCUS FENIX. WAR HERO. LOYAL SON. TRAITOR. Ten years after Emergence Day, as the Locust Horde advances on humanity’s last defended area—Ephyra—in a bloody war that has seen billions die, Marcus Fenix does the unthinkable: he defies orders and abandons his post during a critical battle in a bid to rescue his father, weapons scientist Adam Fenix. But Adam is buried in the rubble during a ferocious assault on the Fenix mansion, and Ephyra falls to the enemy. Marcus, grieving for a father everyone believes is dead, is court-martialed for dereliction of duty and sentenced to forty years in the Coalition of Ordered Government’s brutal maximum security prison, known simply as the Slab.
But Adam is very much alive, snatched from the destruction by the elite Onyx Guard on Chairman Richard Prescott’s orders. He’s now a long way from home and in a prison of his own—a COG doomsday bunker on the tropical island of Azura, a place hidden from the rest of Sera since the Pendulum Wars. His own guilty secret has been exposed: Adam knew the Locust existed deep below the surface of Sera long before Emergence Day, and were being driven from their tunnels by a lethal parasite known as the Lambent. Now he has to find a way to destroy the Lambent while the dwindling COG forces fight to hold back a growing Locust army that’s threatening to overrun the city.
As Adam struggles to find redemption in his comfortable island jail, Marcus seeks his own atonement in the squalid, closed world within the Slab’s granite walls. While Dom Santiago and Anya Stroud fight to get him released, ready to make any sacrifice to free him, Marcus gradually finds unexpected kinship among Sera’s most dangerous criminals—and a way to carry on his personal war against the Locust.
“Adam, you knew this day would come.”
It was a familiar voice: silky, imperial, polished, and utterly human.
“Hello, Myrrah.” Adam Fenix found himself thinking of the terrible Locust food again. “You got my message, then.”
“And how right you were. We do need you. And we shall take you. I hope you’re not planning anything foolish. You have responsibilities, Adam.”
It would be a living death. The Locust Queen would never release him, even if he developed a countermeasure. But he didn’t deserve any better.
“I also have my service pistol.”
“And I can take your son at any time.”
He had the measure of her, then, and she had his. “You leave Marcus out of this. It’s a condition.” He opened the desk drawer and took out the handgun, a 9mm officer’s weapon. It made a distinctive clunk on the wooden desktop as he slammed it down. “If anything happens to him, I don’t care what happens to the rest of Sera.”
We are Vincentians
Here are 10 powerful quotes from St. Vincent de Paul that provide much to think about as we consider ways that we can grow in holiness. Be careful to give no credit to yourself for anything; if you do, you are stealing from God, to whom alone every good thing is due. The most powerful weapon to conquer the devil is humility. For, as he does not know at all how to employ it, neither does he know how to defend himself from it. We should spend as much time in thanking God for his benefits as we do in asking him for them.
“THE POOR HAVE MUCH TO TEACH YOU” – QUOTES FROM ST VINCENT DE PAUL
We could say in truth that Monsieur Vincent profited well from the example of the blessed prelate. Like him, he conveyed at first encounter a mildness and marvelous affability, and the most respectful language towards all classes of people. One day he said to his community:. We have great need of affability because by our vocation we must often talk with one another and with our neighbor. What contributes to the difficulty of such conversation is that we come from such diverse backgrounds, in our place of origin, our temperament, and our dispositions. Dealing with our neighbor we will have much to put up is like the soul of good conversation. Affability will make it not only useful, but agreeable as well.
He was born in and spent the early years of his priesthood ministering among the wealthy in the French countryside near Paris. This work made him realise the importance of evangelising the wealthy in order to direct them to serve the poor. In St Vincent founded the Congregation of the Mission, a community of priests with a threefold commitment. Members obligated themselves to pattern their lives on Jesus Christ, to take the Gospel to the rural poor, and to help priests in their practical duties. In St Vincent founded the Sisters of Charity, the first community of unenclosed women dedicated to the care of the sick and the poor. St Vincent was nearly 80 years old when he died in