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Solidarity as a mindset

The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism • Part 6 • Solidarity As A Mindset #famvin400

This is the sixth of a series of formation packages meant for individual or group study based upon “The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism in light of the Social Doctrine of the Church” by Sr. María Pilar López. Pope Francis has written, “The word ‘solidarity’ is a little worn and at times poorly understood, […]

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Finding God in administration

The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism • Part 5 • Finding God in Administration #famvin400

This is the fifth of a series of formation packages meant for individual or group study based upon “The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism in light of the Social Doctrine of the Church” by Sr. María Pilar López. How many times have your heard or commented about the burden of administration? In our article […]

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Saint Vincent and the challenge of consistency

The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism • Part 4 • Saint Vincent and the Challenge of Consistency #famvin400

This is the fourth of a series of formation packages meant for individual or group study based upon “The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism in light of the Social Doctrine of the Church” by Sr. María Pilar López. There is dynamite in this section! If the previous three sections were foundational, this section is […]

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Parishioners in Charlotte Offer Trump Thousands of Flowers

A Vincentian parish in Charlotte, North Carolina, recently offered thousands of flowers as symbols of prayer that President Trump will have a change of heart and turn away from his plans to get tougher on undocumented immigrants. Father Vince Finnerty, CM serves as pastor for over 5,000 parishioners at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. He was recently […]

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The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism • Part 3 • Vincent in the midst of today’s battles #famvin400

This is the third of a series of formation packages meant for individual or group study based upon “The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism in light of the Social Doctrine of the Church” by Sr. María Pilar López. This section is the longest of the article. It is foundational but in a way that […]

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Vincentian University – Race and Equality – Systemic Change

Vincentian University – race and equality – systemic change! That is quite a bit to put in one headline. Yet with the inauguration of the Rose Bente Lee Ostapenko Center for Race, Equality and Mission these three concepts come together. It is also a wonderful expample of collaboration between “town and gown,” univeersity and local community. […]

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The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism • Part 2 • (How) Did Vincent See Into The Future? #famvin400

This is the second of a series of formation packages meant for individual or group study based upon “The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism in light of the Social Doctrine of the Church” by Sr. María Pilar López. We will see how Vincent de Paul, his teaching and his life were centuries ahead of […]

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Prophetic Dimension Vincentian Charism

The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism • Part 1• Still So Much to Learn #famvin400

This is the first of a series of formation packages meant for individual or group study based upon “The Prophetic Dimension of the Vincentian Charism in light of the Social Doctrine of the Church” by Sr. María Pilar López. I have often heard the phrase “a prophet without honor in his own country.” After some […]

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