“Madame, I feel obliged to inform you that, for the past year, the Daughters of Charity at Chars have been sorely tried for two different reasons, both stemming from the Pastor’s zeal. One I cannot put into writing for you. The other pertains to the stability he wants to establish in this place and which […]
Author Archive | Benito Martínez, C.M.
“You should know, Sisters, that Our Lord willed to experience in His own person every kind of distress imaginable. The scriptural expression is that He willed to be regarded as a scandal to the Jews and a folly to the Gentiles (1 Cor 1:23) to show you that you can serve Him in every poor […]
“The up-to-date renewal of the religious life comprises both a constant return to the sources of the whole of the Christian life and to the primitive inspiration of the institutes, and their adaptation to the changed conditions of our time.” This verse from Vatican II, (Decree on the Up-to-date Renewal of Religious life) is very […]
February 16, 2017 CHICAGO — This morning, at a live public announcement, DePaul’s Board of Trustees named A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., as the university’s 12th president. Esteban will assume the presidency of the nation’s largest Catholic university on July 1, becoming the first lay leader in its 119-year history. “Dr. Esteban brings both extensive […]
“The worker De Ferrandine knows how to make thick cotton cloth with hair on one of its faces, ordinary cloth and silk cloth, that sells well in good weather; accepts to teach willing people, to work with him: he has found for sale some fully equipped workshops; it would be very convenient that someone with […]
“But what is the Spirit of Our Lord? It’s a spirit of perfect charity, filled with a marvelous esteem of the Divinity and an infinite desire to honor it in a worthy manner, together with a knowledge of the greatness of His Father, in order to admire and extol them unceasingly. He has such a […]
We will begin a new eight-part formation series this Saturday based on The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism in light of the Social Doctrine of the Church by Daughter of Charity María Pilar López. Watch for it!
“At present the priests of Saint-Sulpice are sending for four girls from the refugee center to help our sisters. Should they be allowed to do so, or would it be more fitting for the convalescent patients to come for their own meals? There are six of our sisters, although two are ill. I fear that […]
Accompanying people means being available to hear people’s problems, offering advice when asked, and prodding when necessary. A small mission run by two sisters based in La Tremblay, outside Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, has established a medical clinic serving dozens of families, assists a school program for about 90 elementary-age children, and created a microlending […]
“No, Monsieur, neither philosophy, nor theology, nor discourses can act in souls; Jesus Christ must be involved in this with us —or we with Him— so that we may act in Him and He in us, that we may speak as He did and in His Spirit, as He himself was in His Father, and […]