Pope Francis issued a video message to support the global campaign against world hunger, launched by Caritas Internationalis. The Pope asked Catholics not to “look the other way” from the “global scandal” of hunger, but rather “share in Christian charity” what they have with others. He also asked people to “make space in your heart for this emergency […]
VinFormation presents a prayerful video reflection on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception followed by ...
Ever notice the Social Media links at the top of Famvin? One of the ones, ...
What do November 29th and December 1st have in common? The foundation of communities of ...
From the Daughters of Charity Health System… “The National Women & Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America exhibit completed its two year run last January when it made its last stop at The California Museum in Sacramento. The national part of the exhibit was then dismantled, but the California Story lives on! We were able to raise enough […]
Creative collaboration in the Vincentian Family has a new face in the Vincentian Family. On December 9th, Professor Joan Ball’s Marketing class at the Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University, NY made a presentation on “Re-energizing the Ladies of Charity USA.” The students created a marketing strategy proposal with “recommendations to increase membership of millennial […]
Pope – Saint or Marxist . As Dom Helder Camara, another prophetic archbishop from Latin America, famously observed, “When I give food to the poor they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist.” Some things never change. Of course no one is troubled by a pope […]
Christmas Gifts If I want a gift to be a message of joy and really well received, it is important to know the recipient. The perfect gift is something that we know that the recipient desires but for many reasons, including financial, such an item is something he would not acquire for himself. Obviously the perfect gift should […]
Faithcalling.org - With the approach of Saturday’s one-year anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., faith groups are making a concerted effort to convince Congress to pass legislation expanding background checks to those purchasing guns at gun shows and online. A letter issued Monday by Faiths United to Prevent Gun […]
Third Sunday of Advent (A), December 15, 2013 – Is 35, 1-6a. 10; Jas 5, 7-10; Mt 11, 1-11 Let your yes mean yes and your no mean no (Jas 5, 12) Jesus and his co-workers attend to the needs of people of all kinds. This proves that Isaiah’s prophecy about the messianic kingdom is […]
In addition to the feast of the Immaculate Conception December 8 marks the canonical establishment of the Confraternity of Charity- 1617, forerunner of the Ladies of Charity; one of the four major feasts chosen by the Society of St. Vincent DePaul in 1834 and the day on which many groups of the Sisters of Charity renew their vows. It also […]
This is the question raised by Regina Bechtle, SC, in the Ladies of Charity (LCUSA) reflection on the Second Sunday of Advent. Related FAMVIN Posts:Ladies of Charity and university collaborationAdvent reflections from the Ladies of CharityThe twelve days of the Vincentian FamilyLCUSA solidarity with the PhilippinesLadies of Charity – 2014 LCUSA website
Most people think of homelessness in terms of Steve Buscemi’s character from Big Daddy – creepy, potentially crazy people reaping the benefits of a lifetime of bad decisions. Well, in the summer and fall of 2009 in a little town in Montana, I was “lucky” enough to peer through a window at the world of chronic homelessness while […]
Subscribe to Updates
- Ross: Conservative Michael Gerson counts himself among t...
- Sr. Regina Bechtle, SC: Thanks for posting my reflection. Readers can also...
- Ross: May Nelson Mandela rest in peace and his memory be...
- Nun Communicator (@anunspocket): And here is a NEW blog from the Sisters of Humilty...
- marguerite broderick dc: so good to see your video here on famvin, Sr Pat!...
- Fr. Gregory Gay re-elected Superior General July 8, 2010
- Daughters nominated in Mother's Day competition February 27, 2008
- Systemic change – turning a city around – partnership and ending the dependency culture February 21, 2009
- Thinking more deeply about Haiti – "underlying causes and long term solutions" January 19, 2010
- New Seton Logo Unveiled March 27, 2007
- Pope “Don’t look away!” December 10, 2013
- “Women of Spirit” Exhibit’s Virtual Home December 10, 2013
- Ladies of Charity and university collaboration December 10, 2013
- Pope Francis, Dom Helder Camara – Saints or Marxists? December 9, 2013
- Canadian SVDP reflection on Christmas Gifts December 9, 2013
Drafted – NFL or God?
Be the Voice of the Poor
- Yes and no
Third Sunday of Advent (A), December 15, 2013 – Is 35, 1-6a. 10; Jas 5, 7-10; Mt 11, 1-11 Let your yes mean yes and your no mean no (Jas 5, 12) Jesus and his co-workers attend to the needs of people of all kinds. This proves that Isaiah’s prophecy about the messianic kingdom is […]The post Yes and no appeared first on FAMVIN News.
[Read Full Reflection...]