A Vincentian View – A Christmas Homily: “Celebrating the Small”

A Vincentian View: Remembering

A Vincentian View: “Remembering” “God gave us memories so that we could have roses in December.” (J. M. Barrie) That line still sticks in my mind from high school because it flows out of my sentimental heart.  It reminds me of the importance of memories and their...

A Vincentian View – A Christmas Homily: “Celebrating the Small”

A Vincentian View: Beginning with Mercy

A Vincentian View: “Beginning with Mercy” As it has for many of you, this “Year of Mercy” has provided many blessings in my life.  The privilege of preaching and presenting on mercy has enabled and demanded that I spend some time reflecting on what this virtue means...

A Vincentian View – A Christmas Homily: “Celebrating the Small”

A Vincentian View: Human Stories

  A Vincentian View: “Human Stories” This past Saturday at St. John’s University, we launched the first of our ongoing series on interfaith dialogue.  In collaboration with the Diocese of Brooklyn, the Vincentian Center at SJU will attempt to put together a whole day...

A Vincentian View – A Christmas Homily: “Celebrating the Small”

A Vincentian View: “Our” Kids

Vincentian View: “Our Kids” Founder’s Week (September 20-27) at St. John’s University celebrates St. Vincent de Paul whose spirit rests at the heart of our University.  This year, the theme for our remembrance was “Vincentian Education:  Illuminating minds, creating...

A Vincentian View – A Christmas Homily: “Celebrating the Small”

A Vincentian View: The Joy of Being Found

A Vincentian View “The Joy of Being Found” Our Gospel of Sunday, September 11 contains the entire fifteenth chapter of Luke’s Gospel and the three parables therein. The ideas of being “lost” and “found” and “joyful” are central in each story. Listen again to the words...

A Vincentian View – A Christmas Homily: “Celebrating the Small”

A Vincentian View: Payback

A Vincentian View “Payback” Imagine a world in which everyone had all that they needed, not too much and never too little.  No one was hungry—there was always enough food.  No one was naked—adequate clothing was available to all.  No one needed shelter—everyone had a...

A Vincentian View – A Christmas Homily: “Celebrating the Small”

A Vincentian View: Giving Your Best

A Vincentian View “Giving Your Best” I have been on vacation for the past two weeks.  I feel fortunate that these were the two weeks of the Olympic Games.  During the first week, I was with my two sisters and my brother’s family in Northboro, MA.  We spent much of the...

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