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Daughters of Charity Holy Hangouts – March 19

What is Vincentian Charism? What does it mean? Where does it come from? How can you live it? We’ll be answering these questions and more during our next #HolyHangoutDC! We’re celebrating 400 years of the Vincentian Charism and want you to join! Tune in and ask your questions using #HolyHangoutDC on Twitter, or post on our […]

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A Vincentian View: “Our” Kids

Vincentian View: “Our Kids” Founder’s Week (September 20-27) at St. John’s University celebrates St. Vincent de Paul whose spirit rests at the heart of our University.  This year, the theme for our remembrance was “Vincentian Education:  Illuminating minds, creating opportunities, serving the world.”  As we know, 200 years ago, in 1816, thirteen Vincentians came to the […]

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A Vincentian View: Payback

A Vincentian View “Payback” Imagine a world in which everyone had all that they needed, not too much and never too little.  No one was hungry—there was always enough food.  No one was naked—adequate clothing was available to all.  No one needed shelter—everyone had a home.  No one was lonely—everyone had a family or friend […]

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The Head of John the Baptist

A Vincentian View “The Head of John the Baptist” Think about it.  You are dealing with a very powerful and immensely rich person who has promised you anything which you want—even to half of all he possesses—and all you can think of is that what you really want is the head of John the Baptist.  […]

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A Vincentian View: More

A Vincentian View Fr. Patrick J. Griffin, CM “More” At the center of the Queens’ campus of St. John’s University stands the eleven year old Church of St. Thomas More.  The majority of the funding for the Church came from an alumnus of the Law School, and he also offered this name.  One can understand […]

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I Feel Your Pain

A Vincentian View Fr. Patrick J. Griffin, CM “I Feel Your Pain” I had the honor of speaking to the Trenton Diocesan Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul on June 4.  The topic offered to me made me think about the little park which rests within the confines of the old estate […]

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