St. Vincent Ferrer
Every day St. Vincent fasted. He preached every day and refused no one his holy and just advice. He often laid his hands on the sick and they recovered. He cast out unclean spirits, and made the deaf to hear, the dumb to speak, and the blind to see.
Lord, Thou deliverest unto me five talents; behold, I have gained five more. — First Responsory: Verse
The Imitation of Christ
Principally, therefore, refer all things to Me; for it is I that have given thee all.
St. Vincent was a great preacher; the topic of his sermon was most often, “Arise, ye dead, and come to judgment.” By impressing upon the mind of his hearers the thought of the coming judgment, he brought about many conversions.
Suppose an angel were to tell you this morning that tonight at seven you would be called away by death, what would you do? You may be called before that time, or very shortly after; in any case, it is well worth your while to be ready. “Thou shalt not know at what hour I will come to thee.” — Apoc. 3:3.
Be ye therefore ready, for at what hour you think not, the Son of Man will come.