Spirit of St. Vincent

By | November 20, 2016

“He used to say that nothing was so efficacious in winning the heart of God as a spirit of gratitude for his gifts and blessings. In this spirit he had the custom of thanking God often for the gifts from his bounty to all sorts of creatures, going back to the beginning of the world… He was often heard to say, ‘We must give as much time to thanking God for his favors as we have used in asking him for them.’” (The Life of Vincent de Paul, Louis Abelly, Bk 3, Ch 17)