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The Immaculate Conception: Vincentian Perspectives

VinFormation presents a prayerful video reflection on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception followed by a summary of Marian Spirituality and the Vincentian Charism by Corpus Delgado, C.M. Watch the video now… Read this excerpt from the feature on VinFormation…. “The presence of Mary is abundant, clear and solid in the experience of St. Louise and […]

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Vincent and Gandhi – transformational leaders

Systemic change requires transformational leaders. They work with people to identify the needed change, creating a vision to guide the change through inspiration, and executing the change in tandem with committed members of the group.[1]”  Both Gandhi and Vincent de Paul were beloved by the people of their country and throughout the world. They continue to […]

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“Standing in the Right Place,” With Vincent

“Standing in the Right Place,” With Vincent Father Tom McKenna, CM preached this homily at the St. Vincent’s Day celebration for St Vincent’s day homily to the Vincentian Family in New Orleans. In his letter on Consecrated Life this past year, Pope Francis pointed to people he called “the great saints”. He wrote that all of […]

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St. Vincent’s tough questions on helping the poor

St.John’s University professor Meghan Clark observes… “Vincent learned to ask the right questions. We can learn to evaluate the world around us by asking ourselves those same questions” She wrote the following in in the October 2014 issue of U.S. Catholic (Vol. 79, No. 10, page 8). We can borrow Vincent de Paul’s tough questions about how to […]

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St. Vincent – Councilor to the powerful

It was not by preference that St. Vincent found himself as councilor to the powerful.  Fr. Richard J. Kehoe C.M. offers perspectives on what happened in his reflection  “St. Vincent de Paul – A Royal Councilor“. By preference Vincent de Paul devoted himself to the service of the poor. A religious experience as a young […]

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5 Faces of Vincent de Paul (includes text)

5 Faces of St. Vincent de Paul – which one do you know best? Missionary… witness… formator… inventive… contemplative… active… prayerful… gentle… compassionate… these are some of the words used to describe St. Vincent de Paul. Fr. Maloney writes… Vincent de Paul lived 40 years longer than most of his contemporaries. Born to peasant farmers, […]

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Dreams in the Vincentian Family

Alice Duhne was recently elected as President of the AIC International (Ladies of Charity in the USA). The following is a reflection on Dreams in the Vincentian Family that she and Sr. Carolina Flores shared internationally last December as part of their « Let us be enchanted by St Vincent’s Project » The Dreams of […]

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A Daughter of Charity reflects on simplicity

SIMPLICITY AND LIFE’S JOURNEY Essay on_Simplicity by Sister Thérèse Haywood DC, Province of Australia Simplicity comes from the Latin roots sine (without) and caries (decay), or sine and cero (to smear or coat).  Therefore we gain the understanding of simplicity as being without corruption or any pretence. Simplicity means to be what we say we are, without any […]

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