We are pleased to introduce on this site a brief article, “Mr. Vincent,” by J. Patrick Murphy, C.M. In just a few short pages, Dr. Murphy connects the extraordinary leadership and management genius of Saint Vincent de Paul to the best practices of contemporary leaders.
You may wish to read this article before purchasing the book – even if you think you already know who Vincent is.
Here is an explanation from the author, and comments by others who have read it:
I wanted the focus to be Vincent first, as a plain person with the usual challenges and problems. His grounding in humility second, and his legacy third…a model of what is possible for the rest of us schmucks just trying to get along. Others start with or get stuck with “Saint” or distracted with his great service to the poor–as a superman. I want to show him as human as all of us— to start—giving us the encouragement to work hard. —J. Patrick Murphy, C.M.
I really enjoyed this article. It’s engaging and very motivational. You just want to keep reading. I laughed aloud at points. It uses very fresh language, and I like how Dr. Murphy makes a comparison to modern leaders.—Kathleen M. Conway, B.V.M.