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Betty Ann McNeil D.C.


Betty Ann McNeil surveys the stories of major figures in the Vincentian Family, including Catherine Laboure, Rosalie Rendu, Frederic Ozanam, Elizabeth Seton, and modern superiors and superioresses general. She traces the workings of providence in their lives and in their responses to events, as well as its role in the overall history of the Vincentian Family. In doing so, she “highlight[s] the mission of charity century by century” and “reflect[s] on the role of zeal, collaboration, and servant leadership for ministry today.” Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac’s understanding of providence is discussed, as is God’s call to ministry to Vincentian Family members. Attention is given to the spread of the Vincentian charism in the United States and elsewhere in the world.