Articles in Formation

A Vincentian Minute: Vincentian Educational Values – Part 1

In this series Fr. Rooney explores the Values of Vincentian Education proposed by Daughter of Charity Sr. Louise Sullivan.

Whose Plan is it Anyway?

Children often ask me if me if I was born a ‘nun.’ I guess of all my sisters and brothers, I was perhaps the least likely candidate for that as we are growing up!

Crucible That Tests Our Hearts

Jesus is the only one that his disciples need to know and speak of.  From the cross, he proclaims that those who are his go through the crucible.  They thus get to be just like him. “The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, but the one that tests...

New Video: Saint Vincent, Priest of Charity at the Service of the Poor

Video based on an article by Alvaro Quevedo Patarroyo, C.M.: “Saint Vincent, Priest of Charity at the Service of the Poor: Caring for Spiritual and Temporal Needs.”

Open secret

The Most Holy Trinity (A), June 15, 2014 – Ex 34, 4b-6. 8-9; 2 Cor 13, 11-13; Jn 3, 16-18 God of love and peace (2 Cor 13, 11) It is not good for a human being to be alone. But since a person can end up badly accompanied, it is beneficial for us to return, at Jesus’...

Expiration means end?

Pentecost Sunday (A), June 8, 2014 – Acts 2, 1-11; 1 Cor 3b-7. 12-13; Jn 20, 19-23 To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good (1 Cor 12, 7) Jesus breathes his Spirit on his disciples so that they may live in communion with one...

Shadow side of the Vincentian Charism

Shadow side of the Vincentian Charism

The "shadow side" refers to an area where little light falls. It is often used to refer to aspects of ourselves which we often are not aware of or reflect on. Fr. John Prager, CM on the difficulties many serving those who live on the margins face but rarely reflect...

Grace in defeat, generosity in victory

The Ascension of the Lord (A), June 1, 2014 – Acts 1, 1-11; Eph 1, 17-23; Mt 28, 16-20 The riches of glory in his inheritance (Eph 1, 18) Jesus has lived doing good. Now that his hour is at hand, he makes it clear that his reason for passing from this world to the...

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