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FAMVIN posts on Pope Francis

It has been a momentous week following the elections and installation of Pope Francis. The following posts were among the most visited on famvin.org Pope Francis and St. Vincent Cardinal Bergoglio’s Lenten Letter, 2013 Pope’s prayer for Cardinal electors A Vincentian reaction to Francis Pope Francis and Frederic Ozanam “Francis isn’t a name… it’s a […]

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Pope … just like any pastor…

Mar 17, 2013 Today Pope Francis celebrated mass at St. Anne parish in Vatican City. After mass, he greeted every parishioner as they exited the church. Related FAMVIN Posts:FAMVIN posts on Pope FrancisSVDP President – Pope’s Lenten messageBenedict XVI Calls for Justice in His Lenten MessageLent on the Pope's social networking sitePope's Message for Lent 2009

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Mindful eating as fasting

Mindful Eating. Good for body and soul! It seems related to the idea of fasting. And a nice practice considering all the hunger in the world. Maybe there could be a Vincentian version of this. Pick your mindful eating homework (1) Try taking the first four sips of a cup of hot tea or coffee with […]

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Giving voice to the voiceless as almsgiving

As I was admiring with pride this piece of art created by my talented Grandniece Michelle Mueller (Facebook) I recalled a Catholic News service report (since taken down) discussing how taking action to promote immigration reform is a form of almsgiving during Lent. It might be interesting to reflect on giving voice to the voiceless […]

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2013: Our Lenten Journey, From Calvary to Caritas

“This year’s Lenten Message by the Holy Father holds a truly Vincentian theme. He tells us that Lent and the year of faith “offer a valuable opportunity to meditate on the relationship between faith and charity.” (LM, 2013, 1) In both Porta Fidei and the Lenten Message, one sees several references to a scriptural quote […]

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Lent – Software for your soul

Using Internet menus this video creatively  Xt3.com  invites all to “Recharge your Heart & Soul this Lent ! Cleverly worded pull down menu present the message of Lent as a time for renewal. Also visit their interactive calendar which you can download as an app http://www.xt3.com/lent Related FAMVIN Posts:Cincinnati Sisters – Lenten Justice CalendarBusted Halo […]

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