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@SJUMission Students Explore Faith, Fellowship at World Youth Day

Faith was on the march! In his homily at World Youth Day (WYD), an international gathering of Catholic youth, His Holiness Pope Francis encouraged the millions of young people participating in Kraków, Poland, this summer to “believe in a new humanity” that’s stronger than evil and refuses to see borders as barriers. Zachary Reale ’18 […]

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They’re Arriving! Vincentian Youth Days Begin

The Vincentian Youth Days — a celebration before World Youth Day in Krakow — kicked off today. Since the Rome meeting in 2000, World Youth Day has been accompanied by gatherings of Vincentian youth from all over the world. Our Polish sisters and brothers are thrilled that this time the youth of the Vincentian Family […]

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Participating in WYD via a modern miracle

It has been referred to as a “Catholic Woodstock” and a 21st-century version of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Whatever the description, the expectation is that more than one million youth will make a pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland June 26-31 for World Youth Day. The modern miracle is that perhaps millions more can swell the ranks of the pilgrims […]

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U.N. Promotes Youth Labor Skills #WYSD2016

Promoting youth labor skills is the topic of this week’s post by Sr. Margaret O’Dwyer, DC, from the United Nations. No doubt our Vincentian Family members engaged in personnel, education, or youth-related ministries understand we are experiencing “vertical change.” The job market for youth, in particular, is transforming. To find decent employment, young people must […]

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International Student Youth Movement in Ukraine makes Plans #IamVincent

A Youth Movement is a decidedly Vincentian thing. Ever since the Blessed Mother told St. Catherine Labouré to get moving, we’ve been at it. Catherine wrote to Fr. Aladel: The Most Holy Virgin wants you to found an association of “Children of Mary.” You will be its superior, and to you and its members abundant […]

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For Vincentians, the Door Opens Out

“Hey buddy, the door swings both ways!” Often said in anger, this phrase can be a push to us Vincentians. Today is the day that the “Holy Door” opened on a year mercy. Are we ready? It’s also the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Do we contemplate and understand this mystery? “Some might be inclined […]

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