Servants Of The Poor

Today's Maurin

In seventeenth-century France there was a priest by the name of Vincent.

Father Vincent realized that the country was going to the dogs.

When something goes wrong they say in France: “Cherchez la femme- look for the woman.”

Looking for the woman Father Vincent found out that many woman were trying to be the mistresses of the rich.

St. Vincent of Paul gathered several women and told them: “If you want to put the country on its feet refuse to be the mistress of the rich and choose to be the servants of the poor.”