“Standing Outside the Fire”

“To set people’s hearts on fire,” this is how Vincent described our vocation. Paul wrote to Timothy… and to these seven men… “I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you.”

Are You Mentoring?

In listening to the hopes of others, walking at their pace, mentors are simply “paying forward” the blessing they had received.

I Know What the Poor Need and Want!

To be a missionary is to leave one’s proper world and one’s secure place in the world in order to enter the world of the other; it is to leave one’s place in order to enter the place of the poor and to accompany the poor with the gospel.

“Normal”? Can Mice Teach Us Something?

“Who moved my Cheese” is a parable that describes how people face change.  It’s about 4 characters running around in a maze trying to locate their “cheese” or what is important to them.

Vincentian Prayer Images: Home visits à la Frederic

(We learn about those we serve)… “not from books nor from the public platform, but in climbing the stairs to the poor man’s garret, sitting by his bedside, feeling the same cold that pierces him.” Frederic Ozanam

The Declaration of Independence – Read It Recently?

I confess Almost 250 years ago on July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress set in motion a major systemic change for the United States of America… also the whole world. We know it as “The Declaration of Independence.” I confess that until last year I had not read...

Who You Calling a Vincentian”?

Who is a VIncentian? Is it an organization, a mindset, a federation of religious organizations? Let me suggest that it is a way of looking at things shared by a number of people.

Systemic Change In a Time of National Unrest

“Respect for minorities is to be considered the touchstone of social harmony and the index of the civic maturity attained by a country and its institutions” St. John Paul II

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