A Vincentian View: The Paraclete

A Vincentian View: The Paraclete

A Vincentian View: The Paraclete Usually when I consider the word “Paraclete,” I think of “advocate” or “intercessor” or “counselor” or some such term.  “Paraclete” is, of course, one of the ways in which we often refer to the Holy Spirit.  As we approach the...

A Vincentian View: The Paraclete

A Vincentian View: Seeing and Believing

A Vincentian View: Seeing and Believing Two words seem to emerge regularly in our Gospel readings of the Easter Season: one word is “seeing” and the other is “believing.”  I think these powerful words go together as we think about the way in which we express and grow...

A Vincentian View: The Paraclete

A Vincentian View: Windows on St. Joseph

A Vincentian View: Windows on St. Joseph On many occasions, I have mused on the beautiful stained glass windows in our St. Thomas More Church on the Queens’ campus of St. John’s University.  Sometimes, I will go to the Church to pray, and my attention gets drawn to a...

A Vincentian View: The Paraclete

A Vincentian View: Hope in Ashes

A Vincentian View: “Hope in Ashes” When I play poker, I do so solely for enjoyment.  You can tell that by some of the games which I will play.  One may be familiar to you: “Blind Man’s Bluff.”  In this poker game, each player receives one card face down.  Then...

A Vincentian View: The Paraclete

A Vincentian View: An Examined Life

A Vincentian View: “An Examined Life” Socrates wrote: “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  The sentiment gives color and force to the desire for making a retreat, a nightly examen, a preparation for the sacrament of reconciliation, a heartfelt psalm of thanks. ...

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