A Vincentian View: In-Between Times

A Vincentian View: In-Between Times

Vincentian View: In-Between Times We sometimes refer to that period which is sandwiched between two events as an “in-between” time. The occurrences which flank this interval often provide its character and purpose.  The unifying force of the interlude draws the two...

A Vincentian View: In-Between Times

A Vincentian View: The Smell

Vincentian View: “The Smell” All of us have heard the by-now famous statement of Pope Francis at a Chrism Mass where he told the gathered priests “Be shepherds with the smell of the sheep.”  To render “smell” as “scent” compromises the intent.  The earthy...

A Vincentian View: In-Between Times

A Vincentian View: Promises

Vincentian View: “Promises” I have been thinking about promises. On Easter Sunday, I joined with a Christian community in renewing my baptismal promises.  I am sure that many of you did as well.  I rejected Satan and his empty promises, and I confessed my belief in...

A Vincentian View: In-Between Times

A Vincentian View: Peace Be With You

Vincentian View: “Peace be with you” If you have gotten messages from me, you will see that I most often finish my notes with “Peace” or “Peace in the Risen Lord” or some such variation on “peace.”  Many people may feel that it is a left over from my hippie-days and...

A Vincentian View: In-Between Times

A Vincentian View: “Your Paul”

Vincentian View: “Your Paul” At different times, many of us have probably considered the difference between: (a) reading a story and then seeing the movie; and (b) seeing the movie and then reading the story.  I am sure that I saw the Sherlock Holmes movies before I...

A Vincentian View: In-Between Times

A Vincentian View: Founder’s Week

Vincentian View: "Founder's Week" In my day job, I am the Executive Director of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society (VCCS) at St. John’s University. That sounds pretty impressive and it does fill up a business card. In my office, I have a terrific Executive...

A Vincentian View: In-Between Times

A Vincentian View: A Vincentian Family

Vincentian View: A Vincentian Family Sometimes it is hard not to take pride in being a member of the Vincentian Family. In my role as Director of the Vincentian Center for Church and Society at St. John’s University, I have been in Kenya for the past week.  I came...

A Vincentian View: In-Between Times

A Vincentian View: Keeping in the Heart

Vincentian View: Keeping in the Heart Some of my friends can be categorized as falling into one of two groups.  In one are those people who keep everything and who are not particularly concerned with organization.  Their desks are piled high with books and magazines...

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