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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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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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