Wednesday, January 22, 2014

January 22: St. Vincent Pallotti


St. Vincent Pallotti
by Don Lorenzo

History

Vincent was born in 1795. All his life he believed in worshiping the Lord and helping the poor. He only 16 years old when he knew God was calling him to be a priest. People who knew him understood how holy he was. Father Vincent did a great deal to help poor people and orphaned children, and he also made the Holy Family and Magi figures in the Vatican’s outdoor Nativity scene.

Activity

Saint Vincent really wanted priests and laypeople to work together to bring all people to Christ. Today, the society he started – the Pallottines – have an international prayer network of people who pray every day that God will help them show His love to the world. It only takes a few minutes a day to pray these prayers, and membership in the network is free. Make your commitment to pray and sign up today in honor of Saint Vincent Pallotti. 

Saint Vincent Pallotti, pray for us!

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**Don't forget to pray for all those marching for Life today, and to pray for the end of abortion!**