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Like many men of his time, the young Vincent de Paul was driven by success, financial security and material possessions. By entering the priesthood, Vincent hoped to gain an education and the financial resources to escape his peasant background.
His encounters with the poverty and suffering of others, however, changed Vincent. A vision of his true calling to the priesthood took hold: to serve the poor and marginalized as Jesus did.
Vincent dedicated the remaining years of his life to innovative efforts to feed, clothe, house and spiritually nourish hundreds of infants, children, adults, elderly people, slaves and prisoners.
That's Vincentian leadership.
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