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Forty days before the Triduum, the Lenten season disposes Catechumens and the faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery through prayer and penitential practices.
Vincent Ferrer, Priest
The son of a Scottish nobleman and his Spanish wife, Vincent was born in 1350 in Valencia, Spain. He entered the Dominican order at the age of eighteen and was sent to Barcelona to continue his studies. By the age of twenty, Vincent was teaching philosophy at Lérida. He would, over time, teach and preach over much of Europe, gathering a vast number of followers. As a young priest, Vincent was called into the service of Cardinal Pedro de Luna. He was sent on diplomatic missions to persuade the rulers of the Spanish kingdoms to support the antipope Clement VII. Largely successful in these tasks, Vincent then carried on his own missionary work.
Few of us will have visions of Christ calling us to ministry, but all of us are called by God for a purpose in life.