Monday, July 25, 2011

Vincentian Quote of the Week: Mother Suzanne Guillemin & Vows

Just as Christ gave Himself up for us without reserve that night He was betrayed, so we must live in the same way day after day, without taking anything back. We must know that poverty is hard, in face of our instictive love to possess, that chastity is hard because of the isolation of heart it requires, but God expects us to be faithful. We must realize that service of the poor is hard; it is hard for us to do what we have not chosen, but this also is part of that giving up of ourselves. (Mother Suzanne Guillemin)

(The text of the image reads "Lord, behold her who has sacrified herself for you. Come, good and faithful servant; enter in the joy of your Master." and lists the four vows the Daughters of Charity take: Poverty, Chastity, Obedience, and Charity [service of the poor]. The image can be found here)

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