Even when I think I see, extend your merciful hand to guide me along the right path.
Articles in Formation
If we are true imitators of Jesus Christ (“Christians”) then we have to act in the same way that Jesus acted: we must enthusiastically proclaim good news and freedom and joy to those men and women who are in need.
Nine years after the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Catherine Labouré, she appeared to Sister Justine Bisqueyburu, D.C., in the same convent chapel at Rue du Bac, holding the Immaculate Heart in her hands, and gave her the Green Scapular.
Many Vincentians can study and know the foundations of the Social Doctrine of the Church when they participate in formation meetings.
In July, nine men and women from VLM-USA traveled to Africa to work in communities in Jimma, Ethiopia, and Thigio, Kenya.
Blessed Louis-Joseph François, Blessed Jean-Henri Gruyer, Blessed Pierre-René Rogue, Blessed Jean-Charles Caron, and Blessed Nicolas Colin were martyred along with many others during the French Revolution on September 2 and 3, 1792 after they refused to take an oath that would have placed them under the authority of the state.
Take a moment to watch this 2-minute video on Immingration and the DREAM Act produced by the Ladies of Charity USA Advocacy.
An intense hatred for the Catholic Church prevailed in Ethiopia during the lifetime of Blessed Ghèbre-Michael.
Maybe it is true… “the more things change, the more they stay the same”! But the Gospel continues to challenge us.
“But anything you do to ‘gather together all your sisters and brothers from all the nations,’ brings with it entrance into the Kingdom of God.”
Vincent and Louise, Frederick, and indeed all the great figures of our Vincentian heritage, were not afraid to ask what has become known as the Vincentian question, “What must be done?”
Jesus is the definitive proof that God lifts up the lowly and repays those who reaches out to them. Our Teacher calls us to the same lowliness and outreach. Jesus is a guest of one of the leading Pharisees. In other words, he is not among the lowly folks. Rather,...