Former superior general William Slattery strove to imitate Christ in every aspect of his life and seemed to radiate holiness. Mary Basil Roarke offers specific illustrations of his many virtues, among which were simplicity, humility, meekness, mortification, and zeal. She recounts his interactions with the Daughters of Charity and their reactions to him. She also selects statements he wrote for The Echo of the Motherhouse, the Daughters of Charity’s worldwide periodical, on such topics as the Eucharist, Mary, the rosary, distractions in prayer, mental prayer, and holiness.
Roarke, Mary Basil D.C.
"A "Saint" for Superior General,"
Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 4:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol4/iss1/7