Mission Monday: The Virtue of Simplicity

“The heart must not think one thing while the mouth says another.”

Of all the virtues that are attributed to him, Saint Vincent valued simplicity above all else. He referred to it as “my gospel.” For Vincent, simplicity involved speaking the truth and aligning his words with his actions. What has helped you at DePaul to align the truth of your words with the truth of your actions? How can you continue to nurture this virtue of Vincentian simplicity?



Robert P. Maloney, C.M. The way of Vincent de Paul: five characteristic virtues, p.38