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Finding the original French text of quote attributed to St. Vincent de Paul
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I've been contacted by a stained-glass artist looking for the original French text of the following quote attributed to St. Vincent DePaul:"Humility and charity are the two highest master-cords: one,…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kenneth Leap Aug 30, 2016.

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Kenneth Leap replied to Joseph F. Chorpenning, OSFS's discussion Finding the original French text of quote attributed to St. Vincent de Paul
"Here are some other quotes I am considering: "It is absolutely necessary, both for our advancement and the salvation of others, to follow always and in all things the beautiful LIGHT of FAITH."     "Consider God's…"
Aug 30, 2016
Kenneth Leap replied to Joseph F. Chorpenning, OSFS's discussion Finding the original French text of quote attributed to St. Vincent de Paul
"Thank you for your help. At this point, I am planning to use the following quote which, through your site, I was able to also track down the corresponding French text. The Church is compared to a great harvest field that needs laborers, but the…"
Aug 28, 2016
Edward R. Udovic, C.M. replied to Joseph F. Chorpenning, OSFS's discussion Finding the original French text of quote attributed to St. Vincent de Paul
"If you find an English quote that you like let me know and I'll get you the original French."
Aug 27, 2016
Kenneth Leap replied to Joseph F. Chorpenning, OSFS's discussion Finding the original French text of quote attributed to St. Vincent de Paul
"Yes, you are correct. I just discovered that myself by searching using a rough French translation I got from Google translate. I came up with a hit for St Francis. I am looking at the site you suggested. Are there links to the French text anywhere?…"
Aug 27, 2016
Edward R. Udovic, C.M. replied to Joseph F. Chorpenning, OSFS's discussion Finding the original French text of quote attributed to St. Vincent de Paul
"Hi Ken, I can confirm that this is NOT a quote from Saint Vincent de Paul.  I've scanned the 8,000 pages of the authentic edition of Vincent and  the quote does not appear.  I believe it is from Saint Francis de Sales.  We…"
Aug 26, 2016
Kenneth Leap replied to Joseph F. Chorpenning, OSFS's discussion Finding the original French text of quote attributed to St. Vincent de Paul
"Hi, I am the artist referenced above. I found the quote in several places online. It appears here about halfway down the page: http://thecatholicreader.blogspot.com/2013/06/st-vincent-de-paul-quotes.html also here under…"
Aug 26, 2016
Edward R. Udovic, C.M. replied to Joseph F. Chorpenning, OSFS's discussion Finding the original French text of quote attributed to St. Vincent de Paul
"If the artist can tell me where he got the English quote from, I might be able to do a little more detective work.  Sometimes quotations are created, sometimes they're adapted, sometimes they're a little too loosely translated."
Aug 26, 2016
Joseph F. Chorpenning, OSFS replied to Joseph F. Chorpenning, OSFS's discussion Finding the original French text of quote attributed to St. Vincent de Paul
"Thanks so much for your help, Father Udovic!  I'm very appreciative of your generosity.  Joe Chorpenning, OSFS"
Aug 26, 2016
Edward R. Udovic, C.M. replied to Joseph F. Chorpenning, OSFS's discussion Finding the original French text of quote attributed to St. Vincent de Paul
"I've searched and searched through Vincent's writings and don't find any quote close to this......"
Aug 26, 2016
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Finding the original French text of quote attributed to St. Vincent de Paul

I've been contacted by a stained-glass artist looking for the original French text of the following quote attributed to St. Vincent DePaul:"Humility and charity are the two highest master-cords: one, the lowest; the other, the highest; all the others are dependent on them. Therefore it is necessary, above all, to maintain ourselves in two virtues; for observe well that the preservation of the whole edifice depends on the foundation and the roof."The artist wishes to incorporate this passage in…See More
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Relation to the Vincentian Family? C.M., D.C., Sister of Charity, SVDP Society, Lay Vincentian, Independent scholar, other
Oblate of St. Francis de Sales scholar and Chairman of the International Commission for Salesian Studies (ICSS)

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