St Vincent Feast

Today is the feast of our patron, St Vincent de Paul.  St. Vincent live from 1581 to 1660 – the years of pre-revoluition France.  It was a place very unlike our own but very pre-Revolutuion like it was well.  The rich got richer and the poor got poorer – just like today.  The French had a violent revolution about 100 years after Vincent lived.  The homilist thinks we are are verge of another revolution – like the French had – and just as violent – only this time we will not call each other names – we can toss Molotov cocktails and H Bombs at one another. Unless we take the radical steps that Jesus suggested – of looking at the poor and listening to His Words.

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