The Herald of Good Tidings

In the liturgical readings of the season of advent the book of Isaiah has a prominent place. Especially the passage, (Isa 40:1-11) in which we read about the voice which commands the herald of good tidings to “Cry out.” It is a solemn command to announce the good news...

Frederic Ozanam’s Social Justice Vision, Blended with Personal Action

Frederic Ozanam’s life was a dramatic fusion of intellectual achievement and direct, personal action.

Vincentian Advent Reflections 2023 – Week 1

A beautiful reflection about “gift-giving”.

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

We are seeing the replay of decades of hostility in the region of Jesus’ birth!

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...

Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

In the midst of crisis The economic crisis is going to be long and difficult.  We should not fool ourselves.  We will not need to look elsewhere.  In our more or less immediate surroundings, we will be running into families forced to live on charity, persons...

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