Reflections

Simplicity In Our Living • A Weekly Reflection with Vincent

"I’m well aware that people think of simplicity in general as truth or purity of intention: truth, because it sees that our thoughts conform to the words and other signs by which we express them; purity of intention, because it makes all our acts of virtue tend...

What Did Jesus Did Not Have?

Everyone has an idea of what the Catholic Church needs to appeal to people today!

Letter from Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM, on the Occasion of the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul 2023

As usual at this time, Fr. Tomaž Mavrič, CM, President of the Executive Board of the Vincentian Family, has sent a reflection to the entire Vincentian Family on the occasion of the feast of Saint Vincent de Paul on September 27.

A Faith Dynamic (Matthew 18:19-20)

“Listen and Respond.” If there ever were a pair of words to stir up action, these are the ones.

Poisoning ourselves?

God greatly exalted him (Phil 2, 9) No one has greater faith than the one who, feeling totally forsaken and helpless, still commends his spirit into the hands of the Father. Whoever believes in this greatest Believer and catches his faith will be saved. Faith, in...

Truth to power

Twenty Third Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), September 7, 2014 – Ez 33, 7-9; Rom 13, 8-10; Mt 18, 15-20 Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another (Rom 13, 8) In the end, love is what it is all about. It is God. It never fails. It keeps no records of wrongs (“If...

Head-on collision

Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), August 31, 2014 – Jer 20, 7-9; Rom 12, 1-2; Mt 16, 21-27 Living sacrifice (Rom 12, 1) Facing and accepting death, Jesus’ takes our place and carries what we human beings, bogged down in our human way of thinking, refuse to...

A key: enter and let enter

Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), August 24, 2014 – Is 22, 19-23; Rom 11, 33-36; Mt 16, 13-20 Oh, the depth of riches! (Rom 11, 33) God welcomes us to his household, so that everything he has may be ours. In his household, we are each handed a key. No matter...

Inventive to infinity

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), August 17, 2014 – Is 56, 1. 6-7; Rom 11, 13-15. 29-32; Mt 15, 21-28 Rejection leading to reconciliation (Rom 11, 15) Even a terrible situation serves the purposes of God, who wants us to be optimistic and inventive too. The...

Harrowing of hell

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), August 10, 2014 – 1 Kgs 19, 9a. 11-13a; Rom 9, 1-5; Mt 14, 22-33 Accursed for the sake of my own people (Rom 9, 3) God makes use of both the storm and the calm. What is important, regardless of the means used, is to get to know...

Where nobody is a throw-away

Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), August 3, 2014 – Is 55, 1-3; Rom 8, 35. 37-39; Mt 14, 13-21 The love of God in Christ Jesus (Rom 8, 39) Jesus sets a table before us in the sight of our foes. He wants us to have our fill of God’s goodness, to know more...

Church treasure recovered!

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time (A), July 27, 2014 – 1 Kgs 3, 5. 7-12; Rom 8, 28-30; Mt 13, 44-52 To be conformed to the image of his Son (Rom 8, 29) The wisest and most intelligent thing we can do is to seek the kingdom of God. That is because this kingdom...

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