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Heavenly Gaze

A scene setter. You’re out in the cold night fields, keeping close watch over your flock. And suddenly this light is shining at you and all around you. From out of this radiance a voice of an angel sings out news about the infant in swaddling clothes lying in a manger. All the other angels […]

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Panamanian Indigenous Youth dialogue with their Bishops

Lest we forget about the great World Youth Day and Vincentian events of 2016, here’s a video of the indigenous youth for Panama went to the Vincentian gathering and WYD in Poland. This past week, the youth from Panama spoke with the Panamanian Bishop’s Conference’s Assembly where they emphasized the importance of the participation of […]

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Habits and Systemic Change: A Reflection

A Latin proverb warns us “The power of habit is great.” We also know this from our spiritual formation. Wise spiritual directors counsel us to pray daily, to make it a habit, and our life will always have a solid foundation. Of course St. Vincent goes even further when he says a person of prayer […]

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Message of the Superior General, Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM, at the beginning of the 400th Anniversary of the Vincentian Charism

On the occasion of 25 January, the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, a key date in Vincentian history in which we recall the events happened in the village of Folleville 400 years ago, Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM, Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission and of the Daughters of Charity proposes to […]

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Love Wins

Regular contributor Tracy Kemme writes, As I look back on 2016, I feel God surfacing a short but powerful phrase in my heart: “Love wins.” This has been a painful year in our country, unleashing appalling hatred and fear. The struggle has only just begun for many groups of marginalized people. In the midst of […]

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Chosen and Appointed to Bear Lasting Fruit

Jesus is the one who has chosen and appointed us to bear fruit. Jesus’ chosen way breaks the mold.  Unlike the religious leaders who are settled in Jerusalem, he withdraws to Galilee. His withdrawal to Galilee shows his courage.  He has chosen not to turn back as death looms large with the arrest (literally, the […]

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Holtschneider Appointed Leader in the Healthcare Industry

from Depaul Newsline Ascension, the nation’s largest non-profit healthcare organization, has named the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M. as its executive vice president and chief operations officer. Fr. Holtschneider will assume his new role on July 1, following 13 years of service as president of DePaul University. “Leading DePaul in its strategy and mission has […]

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Vincentian Values in Govanhill: The Women Helping Glasgow’s Roma

A Daughters of Charity run project in one of Scotland’s most deprived areas is helping Glasgow’s Roma community build better lives and integrate fully into society. In a freshly-painted hall in Glasgow’s Govanhill neighborhood, Dorina Damian, one of the thousands of Roma people who have flocked to this vibrant but impoverished corner of Glasgow, is explaining […]

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