Today, Sep 27th is the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul. He was a Roman Catholic Priest who dedicated his life to the service of the poor and the less fortunate. He was renowned for his compassion, humility and generosity. For this reason he is known as the “Great Apostle of Charity”. On his feast day, let us pray to our Lord to become more charitable in the service of our brothers and sisters.
Thank You Lord for the many graces and blessings you have placed in my life. I offer You my heart-felt gratitude for Your countless gifts to me each day.
In turn, dear Lord, help me to be aware of the needs of my least sisters and brothers, and to respond to those those who are poor and less fortunate with generous expressions of charity, kindness and caring.
On that day Lord, when I finally stand before You to give an account of my life, I pray I will hear you say, “Come O good and faithful servant to share your Father’s joy, for when you saw me hungry, thirsty, naked, homeless, ill and imprisoned, you offered your gifts in charity and you lovingly did it for me”.