If I had to pick a single Daughter of Charity topresent to the sisters as a model, I would pickRosalie Rendu. If I had to pick a single missionaryto present to the confreres, I would pick Justin deJacobis. Few missionaries have been as closelyidentiﬁed with their people as he was. His lettersare ﬁlled with wisdom, deep pastoral charity, anda profound sensibility toward the people whomhe served.”
- Robert P. Maloney, CM
Justin de Jacobis recognized at the beginning ofhis work in Abyssinia (present day Ethiopia) thatmissionary messages must take root andblossom within the deepest values of eachculture. Authentic and lasting cultural changeoccurs in respecting local culture, when externalelements arrive with an understanding andrespect for diversity.”
- Marco Tavanti, Ph.D.
A Model for Vincentians
St. Justin de Jacobis(October 9, 1800 – July 31, 1860)Feast Day: July 31