On the journey with Vincent’s sandals
In this third of a series of three videos, Fr Tomaz Mavrič, CM invites us to focus our reflection on three objects that belonged to St. Vincent de Paul: his cape, his hat and his sandals. Today we present the third: his sandals.
These relics are an example of Saint Vincent de Paul’s commitment to the needy. He did not hesitate to walk long journeys to help them. Once again, these relics are telling us how Vincent was like, and how we, his followers, should be.
In this third video, Fr. Tomaz Mavrič, CM invites us to contemplate the sandals of Saint Vincent with a look of faith:
Fr. Tomaz Mavrič, CM tells us:
These precious relics, these sandals of Vincent de Paul that I hold in my hands speak without words. They can almost not be called sandals anymore, full of holes, all worn out. This speaks of Vincent tirelessly going and going and going and moving forward for Jesus and for the poor. He didn’t care in what shape they are.
How many kilometers did these shoes go? To how many poor these shoes, these sandals did go? Tell me, how many times Vincent met Jesus with these sandals.
Let’s do the same. Let’s go and let’s deepen our closeness with Jesus, with the poor. Let’s go to the peripheries. Let’s go!
Video courtesy of CMglobal YouTube Channel, based on an idea by Fr. Luigi Mezzadri, CM, and directed by Piotr Dziubak.