Articles in Spirituality and Spiritual Practice

The Passion of Jesus and the Passion of Jean Gabriel Perboyre

In 1889, the Brief of Beatification of Jean Gabriel Perboyre (Feast Day: September 11) stated, “Divine Goodness reserved for Jean Gabriel a truly celestial consolation and an honor without equal: the fact that the Passion which he underwent had a particular...

Finding Meaning Along the Journey of Service

In her final reflection for the Global Sisters Report, AmeriCorps Volunteer Julia Gerwe reflects on connection and community at Nazareth.

Entering the Mysteries of Holy Week With Mother Seton

The rituals of Holy Week evolved over centuries to help us enter more deeply into the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ. Through her own experiences of suffering and joy, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton’s life was a mirror of Christ’s Passion and Resurrection. During Holy...

The Vincentian Family Prays for Peace and Joins in the Consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Heart of Mary

On Friday, March 25, during the celebration of Reconciliation that he will preside over at 5:00 p.m. in St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Doing theology in a garbage dump

Doing theology in a garbage dump

Daniel Franklin E. Pilario, C.M. writes”…on weekends, I help my Vincentian confreres in their parish in Payatas, the biggest garbage dump in Manila. … I was invited there to help in giving pastoral care – celebrate Masses or bless the dead, give seminars, meet people. Later, I began to realize that it was not mainly I who was helping. It was in fact they who were helping me make sense of my theology. But that is going ahead of the story.”

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