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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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Vincentians of Wherever: Get Political!

The approach to poverty in American politics generally—and in public child welfare specifically—has always been influenced by the widespread understanding of poverty as primarily a moral and personal failing, rather than a structural issue. Jeremy Kohomban & David Collins write: “Across the United States, nonprofits struggle to pay competitive wages, especially in the human services […]

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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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Walking with Mary in Lent

Walking With Mary during Lent: 10 Little Steps

We’re all looking to refresh our Lenten practices. As Family with a deep devotion to the Blessed Mother, why not walk the 40 days with Mary? Kathleen Beckmann writes: Mary enriches our spiritual journey always. Perhaps we can consider living the Lenten season with Mary as fulfilling our Marian consecration also. How do we walk […]

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Center for Spirituality 2017

2017 Vincentian Formation Program for Spiritual Directors

Do you feel called to serve as a spiritual director? Developed by Dr. Vie Thorgren, SCNA/SCLA, and sponsored by the Center for Spirituality at Work in Denver, the Vincentian Formation Program for Beginning and Experienced Spiritual Directors is now accepting applications through March 31, 2017. Our formation program deepens individuals’ abilities to serve as spiritual […]

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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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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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Consecration to Charity: The Novelty of the Vincentian Charism

1. Moment of Understanding: Four centuries separate us from the events that gave life to the Vincentian Charism. A room with a dying old man who confesses, a pulpit in which a sermon is preached, an abandoned parish in which his new priest cares for a needy family, a group of women organized by a […]

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1.5-minute Podcast #IamVincent = imitate Vincent?

To imitate the saints. A laudable goal? Listen, download for later, or read on… Fr. John Guy Winfrey wrote, Oscar Wilde once said, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery that mediocrity can pay to greatness.” It is certainly a common place response. I recall with some embarrassment imitating a priest who was once my […]

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