A one minute presentation of Year of Faith with Vincent de Paul. The presenttion was prepared by Father Luke SoryS CM of the NewEngland Province. Be sure to visit his YouTube playlist to see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or5ECXFu490 Related FAMVIN Posts:Marian Spirituality and the Vincentian CharismThreads of Vincent’s life… and oursThe language of Francis … and VincentSimple eloquence of Vincent [...]
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WWVD – What would Vincent do for Lent today?Vincentians today can look at two sources for an answer. The most obvious is of course what the successor sof Vincent write of in their Lenten Letters. Vinformation also offers some ideas on connecting with our Vincentian Family heritage during Lent. As the Superior General’s Lenten 2012 greeting reminds [...]
Canadian Vincentian Lynn L’Heureux offers this insight… We are ordinary people called by God as Paul was. We sin, we get angry and we make many mistakes. God, however, is quite extraordinary, and he does extraordinary works with ordinary and imperfect people like us. He calls, we say “yes” and evangelization around the world begins. [...]
Rather than simply refuting a Protestant who was attacking the Church Vincent hears the truth of his charge and grows. (Frederic Ozanam had a similar experience.) The following excerpt from an insightful article by Santiago Barquín, CM, might well lead us to ask today how open are we to hearing the truth from those who [...]
Reflections of a Translator: End of the Year Reflections At this time of the year the various media outlets look back at the events that occurred during the past twelve months and highlight the most outstanding happenings. Therefore let me, as a translator, engage in the same process. During 2012 I have spent a little more [...]
The international website of the Daughters of Charity has a Library page with the beginnings of a very rich source of historical texts related to Vincent and Louise. Life of Saint Vincent de Paul Louis Abelly, Vincent de Paul vol. 1 vol. 2 vol. 3 Louis Abelly, Vincent de Paul vol. 1 vol. 2 [...]
We are accustomed to view Saint Vincent from the perspective of his relationship with the poor. In doing so we run the risk of narrowing our vision in such a way that we simply consider him as a great philanthropist or a compassionate humanitarian. Why was Vincent so interested in assisting the poor spiritually and [...]
Sr. Rose Pacete concludes her review of “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” with these words … “This is the story of Bilbo Baggins, a gentle, simple hobbit who followed a call and went on an adventure to help his neighbors, to lay down his life perhaps, for those he didn’t even know. Along the way, [...]
VinFormation celebrates the Feast of the Immaculate Conception – The presence of Mary is abundant, clear and solid in the experience of St. Louise and St. Vincent. As Vincentians, let us draw from this wellspring available to us. St. Vincent and the Immaculate Conception Within the mystery of the Immaculate Conception, St. Vincent saw the [...]
Celestino Fernandez writes… “I simply ask the listener or the reader to imagine for a moment Vincent de Paul, an elderly man, speaking to us about the memories of his heart and doing so as a type of indelible witness. Once again then he opens his heart to us like a father who brings from his [...]
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