Charity in Truth
August 4, 2011
Br. John Baptist Hoang, O.P., a Student Brother of the Province of St. Joseph, has spent the summer serving the poor at the St. Vincent de Paul campus in Louisville, KY. In a recent article for the St. Vincent de Paul website, Br. John Baptist reflects on the relationship between the Dominican Order and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, emphasizing the relationship between Père Henri-Dominique Lacordaire, O.P., and Bl. Frederic Ozanam, the Founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. In this article, Br. John Baptist also discusses the importance of seeing Christ in the poor, relating this to his understanding of his own vocation to the Dominican life.