Articles in Formation

Sisters of Charity of Nazareth Associates: A 50 Year History 1972-2022 (Part 05)

Throughout the more than 200 year history of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth (SCN), friends from the broader community have walked beside the Sisters in their call to follow the charism of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac. From the earliest days, these partners have been integral to the SCN mission.

St. Jane Frances de Chantal and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton: Made for Communion

Even in seasons of loneliness, we were made to live with and for others. God provides the means to serve him through a community. What will the coming months bring? Ever since Covid, it seems to me that everything has shifted, that I am like a boat cut loose from its...

Friends: St. Vincent de Paul and St. Jane Frances de Chantal

St. Vincent had many friends, but two friends stand out: St. Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva, and St. Jane Frances de Chantal, co-foundress of the Order of the Visitation of Saint Mary.

Heavens Tell the Story of God

What does it mean that Mary is the Queen of Creation?

From doubt to Faith

Modern man has learned to doubt.  It is the characteristic of our times to question everything in order to advance in scientific knowledge.  In this climate, faith is left discredited.  Man goes through life full of uncertainties and doubts.  Hence, we can connect...

Living in a world without Jesus

We have all experienced that awful moment when we realize that someone we love is no longer with us. In a guest post Susan Stabile invites us to enter into the experience of the disciples of Jesus - their world without Jesus. Today is Holy Saturday, the day on which...

Encountering the Risen One

According to John’s account, Mary of Magdala is the first to go to the tomb, while still dark, and she sadly finds out that it is empty.  She needs Jesus.  He is the Teacher who has understood and cured her.  He is the Prophet that she has followed till the end.  Whom...

Virtual Stations of the Cross – BustedHalo

Virtual Stations of the Cross – BustedHalo

BustedHalo presents the traditional devotion in a virtual way to help you reflect on the mystery of Jesus’ death and what it still means to us today. Busted Halo® has created a series of virtual stations designed for personal devotion wherever you are. These stations...

Pope to priests – “go to the outskirts”

During the Chrism Mass Pope Francis  asked priests to go to the “outskirts,” where they are most needed.  Words reminiscent of Frederic "Let us go to the poor". “Dear priests, may God the Father renew in us the Spirit of holiness with whom we have been anointed. May...

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