Vincent an Agent of Change

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Vincent de Paul is the founder of the Congregation of the Mission (C.M.) (also called Lazarists in France, Vincentians in English-speaking countries, Vinzentiner in German-speaking countries, Paules in Spain, and vicentinos in Latin America; but these are not officially registered names). He is primarily recognized for his charity and compassion for the poor, for his reform of the clergy, and for his early role in opposing Jansenism. Vincent’s intention behind founding the C.M. was to preach missions to the peasantry, to evangelize the poor spiritually and materially, and to educate and train pastoral clergy. The foundation contract of the C.M. emphasizes the spiritual ministry more firmly than the material ministry. However, the C.M. is well known for its charitable activities, and Vincent de Paul is proclaimed by the catholic church ‘the patron of all charitable societies’.

About the Author: Dr. Jaison Ambadan is a Catholic priest and a member of the Congregation of the Mission founded by Saint Vincent de Paul. He was born in Kerala. He did his early schooling up to 10th grade from Kudiyanmala in Kerala. He completed his 11th and 12th grades from Mysuru in Karnataka, obtained a Bachelor of Philosophy from Gopalpur in Orissa, a Bachelor of English Literature from Mahatma Gandhi University in Kerala, a diploma in Theology from Kerala, a Bachelor of Education from Mysuru, a Bachelor in Law from Osmania University in Hyderabad, a Master of English Literature from Mysuru, a Master of Journalism from Mysuru, a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany, and a Doctorate in Theology from Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster in Germany. He has published a book, written in the German language, ‘Meine Freude am Christsein’. In 2022, he published his second doctoral research – ‘Spiritual Advancements in the Educational Perspective of Pastoral Community Development with Reference to Vincent de Paul and Thomas Aquinas’. Dr Jai has taught for three years in schools and served in administrative positions as vice principal and principal. He has worked 11 years as an associate pastoral minister and four years as a parish priest. He has worked for more than 11 years in Germany. Dr Jai has a good rapport with his students and the pastoral community where he ministered. His eloquent speeches are well appreciated, and he has given many seminars and orientation programs. His depth of knowledge about spirituality, his relation with God and menschen, his liberal understanding of sin, his love for the people, and his understanding of faith in God are well appreciated.

  • Paperback: 378 pages
  • Publisher: White Falcon Publishing; 1 edition (2023)
  • Author: Jaison Ambadan Chacko Ambadan
  • ISBN-13: 9781636408873
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 Inches

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