Articles in Reflections

Burn with Zeal for the Kingdom of God

Jesus cannot but burn with zeal for God’s kingdom.  For he has come to proclaim it, to bring it in, and to bring it about to the full. In many places, trees, houses and other things burn in fires.  We are sorry, of course, for the deaths, losses and harm that fires...

Vincentian Prayer Images: “The Colors of Charity” • 10

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.

The Pope Video • For Small Businesses

“The Pope Video” series continues! Watch the latest 2-minute installment: For Small Businesses.

Challenges of “Walking the Talk”

There are times when I have thought of another “Yeah, talk is cheap”! Other times I have stood on the sidelines in awe, watching how well another ”walks the talk.”

Pentecost Sunday

In need of salvation The Holy Spirit of God is not owned by the Church. It does not belong exclusively to religions. We have to call on him to come upon the whole world that so badly needs salvation. Come, creator Spirit of God. There is no peace in your world. Your...

Jesus’ Ascension

The blessing of Jesus - They are Jesus’ last moments with his own.  He will presently leave them to enter definitively the mystery of the Father.  He can no longer accompany them along the roads in the world as he has done in Galilee.  No one can replace his presence....

Jesus’ last wishes

Jesus is bidding his disciples farewell.  He sees that they are sad and afraid.  They all know that they are spending the last hours with their Teacher.  What will happen when they need him?  To whom will they go?  Who will defend them?  Jesus wants to give them...

Live by the Spirit (Gal 5, 16)

Sixth Sunday of Easter (C), May 5, 2013 - Acts 15, 1-2. 22-29; Rev 21, 10-14. 22-23; Jn. 14, 23-29 The devil induced an apostle to betray Jesus.  The father of lies filled the hearts of Ananias and Sapphira that they blatantly lied, although the couple belonged to the...

Friendship within the Church

Jesus says aloud what the disciples are sensing, “My children, I will be with you only a little while longer.”  He speaks to them tenderly.  He wants his last gestures and words etched on their hearts:   “I give you a new commandment:   love one another; as I have...

Behold, I make all things new (Rev 21:5)

Fifth Sunday of Easter (C), April 28, 2013 - Acts 14:21-27; Rev 21:1-5a; Jn. 13:31-33a, 34-35 God is beauty ever ancient and ever new, confesses St. Augustine.  Following this Augustinian example and guided by “God is love,” we can profess that God is love that is...

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