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St. Vincent de Paul

DePaulThis is the statue of St. Vincent dePaul in St. Peter's Basilica. It's not the usual representation of St. Vincent with children on his lap or giving service to the poor. It depicts his determination to serve God and God's people throughout his life, whether he was enslaved or free, in favor at court or ostracized, healthy or sick. His last words were reportedly confido, I trust. It takes a trusting faith for lifelong witness to the gospel. Through St. Vincent's example and intercession, let us ask God for such durable faith.