Three Marks of Vincentian Service

A quick one-minute video message on Vincentian Values from Mark McGreevy OBE of Depaul International/Depaul Group Chief Executive. Mark McGreevy is also a Founder of the Institute of Global Homelessness in Chicago. [See below for what OBE means.]

Remember, the three marks

  • serve the poorest of the poor
  • take risks on their behalf, and
  • be fundamentally about action not words

And three matching quotes of St. Vincent:

It is a source of consolation to us that Our Lord seems to want to use the Company everywhere for the service and relief of the poorest of the poor. (V:66)

What price there would be if, under the guise of deference and humility, we were to abandon the honor of God so as not to risk our own. (III:44)

Let’s work, let’s work, let’s go to the assistance of the poor country people who are waiting for us. (XI:391)

Three questions 

Am I Willing …

  • to serve, or support those who, serve the poorest of the poor?
  • to take risks on their behalf?
  • to walk the talk?

Order of the British Empire  Awarded by the sovereign of the United Kingdom

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