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For your sakes Christ became poor (cf. 2 Cor 8:9)

Evan HennessySt Vincent de PaulOctober 31, 2022

“Jesus Christ… for your sakes became poor” (cf. 2 Cor 8:9).

With these words, the Apostle Paul addresses the first Christians of Corinth in order to encourage their efforts to show solidarity with their brothers and sisters in need. The World Day of the Poor comes this year as a healthy challenge, helping us to reflect on our style of life and on the many forms of poverty all around us.

May this 2022 World Day of the Poor be for us a moment of grace. May it enable us to make a personal and communal examination of conscience and to ask ourselves whether the poverty of Jesus Christ is our faithful companion in life.

This November 13th, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul invites you to join us in the celebration of the 6th World Day of the Poor. We pray that this celebration will inspire us to always have the poor with us. The SSVP annual collection will be at Nativity of Our Lord on the weekend of December 10th and 11th.