As a Vincentian Family, we know the close ties that we have with those who are poor among us. A DNA test might reveal that it is not just a matter of the spirit but also of the blood.
Growing up, those not familiar with my family would frequently confuse our names. I confess to some annoyance when someone got my name wrong.
All of us remember the children’s game, “follow the leader” – a “leader” guides a group through a series of actions and adventures that others would imitate
The “weariness of the journey” can capture the sense of so many of us who take up the responsibilities for our Church, communities, and families.
I am struck by the way in which “the feast of the Conversion of Paul” creates a context at beginning and end with which Vincent’s bounds his remembrance.
After the Baptism, Jesus hears these words: “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”
An Aramaic word associated with the Christmas as well as the Advent Season is “maranatha.”
The public square creates the positions that influence the status of the poor.
Jesus invites us each day to listen to his testimony to the truth. In doing so, we recognize him as our King and choose to follow his word and his example. We belong to the truth.
One can easily discern the thinking of the authors of the Lectionary in bringing together the two stories which were proclaimed on this past Sunday. We heard two tales about widows and unmatched generosity. I cannot help but to be drawn to Jesus’ telling...