A path of holiness
The constitutions of the Religious of Saint-Vincent-de-Paul begin with:
1 – According to the words of Mr. Le Prevost, the first work and the essential business among us is to love God.
This charity for God must inspire our whole life as consecrated persons and apostles; it must make us men of the absolute, of true and pure love.
Isn’t this a wonderful path to holiness?
Since 1845, many brothers and fathers, Religious of Saint Vincent de Paul, who have reached the end of the road, have acquired a good reputation for holiness and are an example for us RSV today. Today, three of us are on the way to official recognition by the Church of our holiness. It is Jean-LéonThe Prevost, our founder, Georges Bellanger et Henri Planchat .
For the latter, who died as a martyr in 1871 in Paris, Pope Francis, on November 25, signed the decree recognizing his martyrdom and authorizing his beatification. Thus in a few months, Father Henri Planchat will be able to be declared Blessed.