We face a choice. Will we think of ourselves as living in a Holy Saturday world or an Easter Sunday world?
How many can today identify with these words and need the support of our prayers?
In this time of “sheltering in place” two health care workers share their concerns for people who have no place to shelter in.
We must think of the bigger picture beyond and own immediate needs and even beyond first aid measures as important as they are.
We salute all those who risk their lives on the front lines in our hospitals and clinics!
How did Vincent respond to a Bishop who asked for his advice in time of a plague?
But with so many areas under lockdown, I suddenly realized pressing another problem I had not thought about. Who will run the soup kitchens?
Vincent was no stranger to the plague. Here is part of his response to a Bishop who asked his advice.
Taking a break from the news of the day let’s smile with Vincentians and Popes!
Magdalena puts a face on the problem. But where is that place and is it possible to follow the guidelines we have been hearing. The story of one woman who is affected.
The graphic illustrates two common, but disastrous, attitudes.
Does God’s word speak through our words and actions?
The Central Association of the Miraculous Medal unveiled a thoroughly revised website. It is a major step forward in using digital media to spread devotion to Mary.
A reflection about the elephant in the room of our discussions of the Corona crisis….how the 500,000 homeless in our midst will be affected…
Saint John Paul II said to Vincentians in 1986 “ …search out more than ever, with boldness, humility, and skill, the causes of poverty and encourage short and long-term solutions; adaptable and effective concrete solutions. By doing so, you will work for the...
Vincent faced a problem of homelessness in his day. It is amazing what he did! This is our heritage!
What lessons can we learn from March Madness? What is the goal of Lent – giving things up or waking up?
How can we blend sysemic change and a “culture of encounter” in serving the homeless.
Am I part of the problem... or part of the solution? How can I know? I recently read something attributed to Coretta Scott King, "It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are. If you don't use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem.”...
Actions speak louder than words!
I should not have been but I was surprised by some of the things Pope Francis included in his Lenten Letter 2020
Vincent and Louise de Marillac were deeply committed to the education and moral formation of young people living on the streets or in dire conditions.
What do Pope Francis (2020), Pope Pius XI (1927) and Bl. Frederic Ozanam (1848) have in common?
St. Vincent de Paul 1658 “do we not have an obligation to give women their rightful place in the Church?”
Prayer is like being in the presence of someone who loves us greatly. We spontaneously try to become like the beloved.
All this is the background for understanding why homelessness was a major focus of St. Vincent’s charitable work even if we have not always recognized it.
Over his lifetime he created a network of institutions dedicated to initial formation. We call this systemic change by the name of seminaries.
Can we pray when we walk the streets of our lives?
“Hot button issues” vs. “Expanding horizons beyond conflicts”
Former Eastern Province Provincial, Fr. Michael Carroll, CM, reflects on Homelessness in a series of reflections. "Churches answer the call to shelter the homeless "| U.S. Catholic magazine Let me share some of the good that I have heard folks are doing to serve the...