Sunday, December 12, 2010

Debt Collections

A St. Vincent de Paul Society poor box stands by in the narthex of St. Michael's Cathedral. A member of the society usually holds it after Mass on Sunday so that parishioners may give alms on their way out.

When we attend to the needs of those in want, we give them what is theirs, not ours. More than performing works of mercy, we are paying a debt of justice. 
                 – St. Gregory the Great

1 comment:

  1. Tunc respondebunt ei iusti dicentes "Domine, quando te vidimus esurientem et pavimus, sitientem et dedimus tibi potum, quando autem te vidimus hospitem et colleximus te, aut nudum et cooperuimus, aut quando te vidimus infirmum aut in carcere et venimus ad te?" Et respondens rex dicet illis "Amen dico vobis quamdiu fecistis uni de his fratribus meis minimis mihi fecistis"