Presenter Information

John E. Rybolt C.M., Ph.D.


The emblem of Jesus standing on a globe with his arms stretched downward and the biblical citation Evangelizare pauperibus misit me are the Congregation’s most familiar emblem and motto. They have been known since the time of Vincent de Paul, but have only been used together since the mid-nineteenth century. Their origins and antecedents, along with other emblems and mottos that have been employed, are discussed. Their uses and theological meaning are explained. Twenty-six images are included.