Vincent de Paul’s use of the Bible in his teaching and spirituality is a topic that has been largely overlooked in scholarship about him. Warren Dicharry begins to remedy this omission with a study of biblical quotations and allusions in the Congregation’s Common Rules, and provides an overview of what these references mean for Vincentian work and spirituality. Within the New Testament, Vincent favored Matthew, Luke, and the teachings of Paul. The most frequent Old Testament references are to the Psalms. Dicharry counts the references and divides them into three categories: direct quotations, clear allusions, and general, passing, or vague allusions. The categories and references are listed as they appear in each part of the Common Rules.
Dicharry, Warren C.M.
"Saint Vincent and Sacred Scripture,"
Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 10
, Article 2.
Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol10/iss2/2