Roots of Vincent’s Wisdom and Creativity
Elena Grazini of the Famvin Press Office in Rome interviews Father Maloney about his latest book on St. Vincent de Paul, Mystic of Charity. He speaks of the mystical roots of Vincent’s wisdom and creativity. Purchase the book here
(The video is in English even though the interviewer asks her questions in Italian. Below the video is an English translation of Elena’s questions to Fr. Maloney. )
- Father, “Mystic of Charity” is the title of your new book. Although you talk about St. Vincent de Paul in terms of the mysticism of charity, can you explain what the mysticism of St. Vincent de Paul consists of?
- Father, in the prologue you speak of the imagination or in any case of the possibilities that animated the life and work of St. Vincent. How important is the element of creativity in the actions of St. Vincent de Paul? If you can give some concrete examples?
- So, let’s give a good reason to read this book— both to those who already know St. Vincent but also to those who do not know the person of St. Vincent.