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If you think it is hard to forgive…

20 years after the genocide in Rwanda, reconciliation still happens one encounter at a time. The New York Times offers a photographic essay of victim and aggressor. “Last month, the photographer Pieter Hugo went to southern Rwanda, two decades after nearly a million people were killed during the country’s genocide, and captured a series of unlikely, […]

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LCUSA – Fifth Sunday of Lent, 2014

This week’s Lenten reflection on the Sunday readings is provided by Carol Schumer, D.C., Spiritual Coordinator, Ladies of Charity, Archdiocese of St. Louis, MO. At the conclusion of the reflection she suggests…TRY THIS TODAY Recall a painful experience that led to blessings for you. Give praise andthanks to God for this practical example of life through death. Then share your resulting faith-filled perspective and hopeful attitude with others at home and in your […]

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eVincentian – A Mindful Presence

A Mindful Presence Lenten Reflection by Fr. Derek Swanson, C.M. (eVincentian Newsletter) The other day, I was riding a commuter train and noticed that all of my fellow passengers were focused on using their smart phones, iPads, laptops, or other electronic devices. No one appeared to be interacting, intentionally or unintentionally, with others around them. It struck me […]

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end hunger

“End Hunger Fast”

This Lent, remember those who go without food – and help us tackle hunger This is the appeal from the Church Poverty website in the United Kingdom. The following contains much food for thought (pun intended) for people outside the United Kingdom and seems to enter into the spirit of the Lenten reading which ask […]

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One Euro (dollar) to support Vincentian Youth

The Vincentian Marian Youth write “As we approach the 2014 Lenten season, we invite you to make a special effort with regard to this campaign. If each members were to contribute one 1 Euro (about$1.40) as their Lenten sacrifice, we would achieve another 12% of our goal. With the matching fund we could make that […]

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