185 years ago, on 23rd April 1833, a group of French Catholic laymen, devout and with a forward-looking approach, met to found the first "Conference of Charity", years later known as the "Society of St. Vincent de Paul".
I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine”.
"Repent you, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out."
“Because you have seen me, you have believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”
"If you have risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sits on the right hand of God.”
"My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt".
Three weeks ago, from 2nd of February to 14th of March, Brother Renato Lima de Oliveira has visited seven countries in Africa where the SSVP is present,
"My Father will honor the one who serves me".
“The foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men”.