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Kennedy Love Loves the World

Kennedy Love-Green Loves the World #IamVincent

When she was accepted to the highly competitive Ozanam Scholars Program at St. John’s University, Kennedy Love-Green ’17CPS felt she was answering a calling. “I was drawn to St. John’s by God,” Kennedy said. Ozanam Scholars examine and seek solutions to real-world social justice issues, conduct research, complete a capstone project in their senior year, […]


Share the Charism #famvin400

We all need to be telling the world about the charism in this anniversary year. Here’s an idea. Share these images — “Faces of the Homeless” — and the accompanying text on Facebook. Share the images and the last two lines of the accompanying text, “Will you join us? #famvin400 Learn more at” on […]

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Go Out To The Peripheries • A Video From Fr. Tomaz Mavrič

In a new series of three videos, Fr. Tomaz Mavrič, CM invites us to continue to deepen the meaning of the Vincentian charism, of which we celebrate the 400th anniversary during this year 2017. The first of this new series, “The Globalization of Charity” and the second, “Your call,”  were already published in past weeks. […]


Five Vital Points • A Weekly Reflection with Vincent

“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 […]


A Vincentian View: Hope in Ashes

A Vincentian View: “Hope in Ashes” When I play poker, I do so solely for enjoyment.  You can tell that by some of the games which I will play.  One may be familiar to you: “Blind Man’s Bluff.”  In this poker game, each player receives one card face down.  Then everyone at the same time, […]


Systemic Change Workshop in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

On February 14, a workshop on Systemic Change was started in Guatemala by two members of the Commission for Systemic Change. Here is the information we received from the first day: Two members of the Family’s Commission for Systemic Change arrived to the city of Quetzaltenango, in the western highlands of Guatemala, in Central America, […]


End, and of course, Beginning, too, of our Seeking

Jesus is the beginning and the end of our efforts to seek the Kingdom of God and his righteousness. Christians should seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness.  To make sure we start out well and end successfully, all we need to do is follow Jesus. Jesus begins his public ministry confirming the […]

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400 Years – A Time to Step Back

In a reflection “Four Hundred Years Since the Birth of the Vincentian Charism: A Time to Remember, a Time to Strengthen Our Identity And a Time for Prophecy”  Fr. José Antonio González P., CM invites us to step back to see the wider horizons of our Vincentian Charism: Introduction Every day, in a seemingly unconscious manner, history is […]