Reflections

To Grieve with the Evils of the Poor • A Weekly Reflection with Ozanam

[If so are now] the evils, not of a single district, but of several districts of Paris; not only in Paris but in Lyon, in Rouan, and in all the manufacturing cities of the North, [...] imagine what winter will bring, when the hardness of the station suspends the...

If Moccasins Could Speak!

Have you ever walked a mile in another’s moccasins? … in the moccasins of their sufferings?

A Vincentian View: Francis de Sales

Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac both held Saint Francis de Sales in high esteem. 

The Church of Corinth – is the Past Prologue?

In “The Tempest,” Shakespeare wrote, “What’s past is prologue!” Antonio is rationalizing the past as setting the stage for their next act, as a prologue does in a play.

Take courage

Take courage

In Take courage Sr. Janet Gildea, a Sister of Charity of Cincinnati, shares her ongoing journey through chemotherapy. I received my fifth chemo yesterday, sleeping through most of the six hour infusion while listening to “All Things Bright and Beautiful” as...

New undoubtedly and completely

New undoubtedly and completely

Changing water into wine, Jesus is manifested as the Author and Perfecter of the new thing prophesied in Is 43, 19: “See, I am doing something new.” Jesus makes use of “six stone water jars … for Jewish ceremonial washings.” Could this be another way of saying that he...

God of the journey

God of the journey

Sr. Tracy Kemme, SC offers another one of her reflections, God of the Journey, in her series for the blog The Future of Charity Yesterday, I witnessed two college friends enter into the covenant of marriage. The beautiful Mass took place in the Chapel of the...

New undoubtedly and completely

Solidarity with Jesus and our neighbor

By being in solidarity with us, Jesus equips us for solidarity that will lead us to accept those we find difficult to accept. All the people come to John to be baptized. In solidarity with them, Jesus, without knowing any sin, submits humbly and prayerfully to the...

Fr. Patrick Griffin – Be Happy

Fr. Patrick Griffin – Be Happy

"Be Happy" is the theme of this week's reflection by Father Patrick Griffin in his series Considering Consecrated Life Although we have moved on culturally, liturgically we remain in the Christmas Season. In these next days, rarely will you or I wish someone a “Merry...

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