Articles in Formation

A Vincentian View: Being Vincent de Paul

“Being Vincent de Paul” can prompt our reflection. The intent, however, should not be to compare ourselves to him but to allow our love for the poor to be inspired by his witness. 

A Science Fiction Parable – Future, Past, and Present

How far can you see? For a six-foot-tall person, the horizon is a little more than 3 miles away. On Mount Everest, the horizon is about 230 miles away.

Meal of Salvation, Meal of Judgment

Jesus is the meal to which we are all invited, so that we may not perish but have eternal life.  Do we come to it wearing the proper attire? To enter God’s kingdom, it is not enough to be in a meal with Jesus, once, twice or more.  He says so as he answers one who...

Vincentian Prayer Images: “The Colors of Charity” • 11

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.

No grand openings

The Presentation of the Lord, February 2, 2014 – Mal 3, 1-4; Heb 2, 14-18; Lk 2, 22-40 If they will not listen to Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded if someone should rise from the dead (Lk 16, 31) The Lord shows himself to us in the ordinary and...

Fatal attraction

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), January 26, 2014 – Is 8, 23b – 9, 3; 1 Cor 1, 10-13. 17; Mt 4, 12-23 Praising God and enjoying favor with all the people (Acts 2, 47) Rather than impose, brightness attracts.  Whoever imposes admits he is not attractive. St. Francis...

Infallible path to salvation

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), January 19, 2014 – Is 49, 3. 5-6; 1 Cor 1, 1-3; Jn 1, 29-34 You will receive power to be my witnesses (Acts 1, 8) John the Baptist knows who the reason for his mission is.  We surely know the Christian’s raison d’être. But do we...

Branded in Christ

The Baptism of the Lord (A), January 12, 2014 – Is 42, 1-4. 6-7; Acts 10, 34-38; Mt 3, 13-17 All of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ (Gal 3, 27) Jesus is the son and servant of the Lord.  He gets branded, so to speak, as he is...

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