It may come as a surprise to some, but Madame de Gondi had to push Vincent a little. Calling Vincentians of Wherever! The Vincentian Family lives most of its life in a parish. And we need parishes equipped for the “new” evangelization. We need Vincentian “missionary parishes.” Pablo Domínguez, C.M., has written: Given the reality […]
It’s a question I often get asked. I’m not an expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I read… a lot! Here’s the opening of an article in the “Leader Essentials” section of the web site of the American Association of University Women. I’ve italicized the “re-worked” parts and highlighted some of the […]
Evangelization takes planning. Planning takes research. Research means reading a lot of current marketing articles. Often, when planning our evangelization initiatives we think of using social media. But we don’t make a social media plan. What is this plan? A social media evangelization plan is the summary of everything you plan to do and hope […]
“A poor soul cried, and the Lord has heard her” These words from the Bible bring hope. Every person is a poor soul before God. And if poor souls unite in a prayer, the Lord visits them, comes to them and is present among them. The Word of God inspires us, wakens hope within us […]
To evangelize doesn’t mean only reading from the Bible. Social media trends ought to concern the “professional evangelizer. To all of you who manage webs, Facebook pages, twitter accounts…whatever… this is for you! As of January 2015, 80% of Internet users own a smartphone. An estimated 2 billion persons worldwide are expected to own a […]
Though the lives and writings of our holy foundresses and founders are a profound source of wisdom, guidance, interpretation and praxis, to understand our charism — that gift of the Spirit that Jesus shares with us — it’s good to remember that Jesus always asks his missionary disciples to “put out into the deep.(Luke 5:4)” […]
Some might be surprised that the Daughters of Charity use Narnia Chronicles to evangelize teenagers. Yet that is exactly what they do in the Province of St. Vincent Spain and… they involve 3,500 children the game. Some highlights from the Daughters of Charity international website… The project consists in relating the Chronicles of Narnia of C. […]
What is the contribution of a Vincentian to the Church’s task of evangelization?
Many was the time when people told us during missions that the obvious unity and affection of the confreres not only edified them, it added real credibility to what we had to say.
Many of you are using and contributing to our fantastic resource called VinFormation. If you click on the word “Formation” on the black navigation bar above, you’ll go right to it! Its motto is, “Learning to serve,” and that’s just what we hope we are doing and the resource is providing. Why? Because FamVin is […]