Articles in Formation

Laborers of the Lord of the Harvest

God’s Anointed and Sent One is here.  And with him comes great harvest.  That is why there is need for not a few laborers. God hears those who pray and ask, “May there be plenty of grain in the land.  May it sway on the peaks of the mountains.”  But, of course, to...

Vincentian Prayer Images: “The Colors of Charity” • 4

This series is a visual memory of the art exhibition “The Colors of Charity,” which was on exhibit from 15 December 2017 to 25 February 2018 at the Collegio Alberoni of Piacenza.

“Renewal of Vincentian Spirituality” Part 2

This is the second in a series of presentations based on the article The Revitalization of Vincentian Spirituality, by John P. Prager, CM.   Download PPT   Download...

Blessed Daughters of Charity, Martyrs of Arras and Dax (June 26)

The story of the Martyrs of Arras, based on “In the Footsteps of Vincent de Paul: a Guide to Vincentian France” by Father John E. Rybolt, C.M.

Not just first aid

Not just first aid

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C), July 14, 2013 – Dt 30, 10-14; Col 1, 1-20; Lk 10, 25-37 Learn the meaning of the words, “I desire mercy, not sacrifice (Mt 9, 13) James and John, impetuous and presumptuous—not unlike some of their modern counterparts—in thinking...

Snake handling and more

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C), July 7, 2013 – Is 66, 10-14c; Gal 6, 14-18; Lk 10, 1-12. 17-20 Father, into your hands I commend my spirit (Lk 23, 46) We suffer.  We are injured and we get hurt.  We are not exempt from afflictions and infirmities.  We are old...

Have we burned our bridges?

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C), June 30, 2013 – 1 Kgs 19, 16b. 19-21; Gal 5, 1. 13-18; Lk 9, 51-62 Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness (Mt 6, 33) The die is cast, or better, the time designated by Providence is being fulfilled:  Jesus...

And you, Vincentians, who do you say that I am?

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time (C), June 23, 2013 – Zec 12, 10-11; 13, 1; Gal 3, 26-29; Lk 9, 18-24 When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I am (Jn 8, 28) After raising to life a widow’s son, Jesus was acclaimed a great prophet.  He was likewise...

Worst charities – worse than you think

Worst charities – worse than you think

Three cents on the dollar! - Above the law: America's worst charities ranked by money blown on soliciting and administrative costs. (CNN has partnered with the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Reporting to showcase the results of their year-long...

Vincentians, self-righteousness and forgiveness

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (C), June 16, 2013 – 2 Sam 12, 7-10. 13; Gal 2, 16. 19-21; Lk 7, 36 – 8, 3 Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us (Mt 6, 12) “It is not enough for me to love God, if my neighbor does not love him,” says St. Vincent...

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