In this presentation, learn why St. Vincent insisted on the necessity of mortification.
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“Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else,” (Exodus 4:13). Moses’s words at the burning bush have always resonated with me, in younger years before I appreciated the audacity of his request, I was struck by his humility and humanity. Moreover, I was inspired by how God used a person who clearly does not identify […]
During Lent we orient ourselves toward Jerusalem/Calvary, where we’ll follow Jesus through the last week of his life. This Slideshare, based on one of the Lenten letters of Fr. Robert Maloney, C.M., invites each of us to ponder our own life and death. Español · Français St. Vincent’s correspondence says a lot about being vigilant […]
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 […]
When St. Vincent and St. Louise co-founded a new type of religious community, the Daughters of Charity, in 1633: Louise was the prime organizer for the fledgling community, but Vincent, with his spirituality, his warm heart, and his great common sense, played an essential role in training the women.” – from Praying With Vincent de […]
The Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD), the Catholic aid agency for England and Wales, has prepared Stations of the Cross (free PDF download) which allow us to meditate on Jesus’s journey to the cross “while reflecting on the reality of the lives of our sisters and brothers in Zambia, for whom life is a […]
Is it that time already? Yes, it is! Lent is just a few weeks away and Pope Francis has released his thoughts for Lent and its gifts. “The Word Is a Gift. Other Persons Are a Gift” In Lent he invites us to: rediscover the gift of God’s word, be purified of the sin that […]
Our Lenten journey culminates in the three days that make up the Easter Triduum. These three days draw us into the mystery of our salvation. Take a few minutes to reflect upon this, by watching this new YouTube video for Vincentians.
Our Traditions on the living of the charism are rich source of Vincentian “vitamins.” For many of us, our rules or constitutions were our earliest food. Part of our Lenten Shift is to return to the sources. Change what you do. Change what you see, change what you read. We fast so we can feed […]
During Lent, we are asked to focus more closely on almsgiving. Almsgiving can take many forms, but here, let’s think about straightforward monetary donations. Read and ponder what Frederic Ozanam had to say…