He preached about the Passion of Jesus throughout almost the entire country of Italy.
At the request of the Pope, he often preached in the city of Rome to
the local clergy and in particular to the cardinals, bishops and prelates of the Roman curia and the papal court. He was known as “the holy Passionist preacher“.
Vincent also wrote books on the lives of the saints and the spiritual life, including one on the Precious Blood to which he had special devotion.
He was an eminent spiritual director guiding, among others, Saint Gaspare Del Bufalo, Blessed Anna Maria Taigi, Venerable Maria Luisa Maurizi and Maria Clotilde Adelaide of Savoy.
He was appointed bishop of the Italian cities of Macerata and Tolentino where, with tireless apostolic zeal, he worked to reform the clergy and the people, proving to be a true Shepherd of his flock.
He was a gentle although demanding father. He led a poor and penitential life. The poor were his constant concern. “They are my supervisors”, he said. “I am their treasurer“. His expression: “Hear the clamor of the poor“, was well known.