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A Vincentian View: Windows on St. Joseph

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: Windows on St. Joseph

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: Windows on St. Joseph

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. ...

A Vincentian View: Windows on St. Joseph

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: Windows on St. Joseph

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...

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