A National Association of Vincentian Lawyers already exists in Peru. And others are springing up in other Latin American countries. Many hope to form an International Association of Vincentian Lawyers.
The next time you watch a flock of geese, pause for a moment — think about what they can teach us about ministry in general and, especially, “long-haul” ministries of systemic change.
“When you first capture the grasshopper, it jumps and jumps and jumps, trying to get out, banging its head against the lid.”
“But the longer the grasshopper’s in there, the less high it jumps, the less it tries, until finally it just sits on the bottom.
How can we blend sysemic change and a “culture of encounter” in serving the homeless.
Am I part of the problem... or part of the solution? How can I know? I recently read something attributed to Coretta Scott King, "It doesn't matter how strong your opinions are. If you don't use your power for positive change, you are, indeed, part of the problem.”...
Vincent and Louise de Marillac were deeply committed to the education and moral formation of young people living on the streets or in dire conditions.
What do Pope Francis (2020), Pope Pius XI (1927) and Bl. Frederic Ozanam (1848) have in common?
Over his lifetime he created a network of institutions dedicated to initial formation. We call this systemic change by the name of seminaries.
Demonstrations of the power of collaboration in systemic change.
Former Eastern Province Provincial, Fr. Michael Carroll, CM, reflects on Homelessness – First aid AND Long-term Solutions, the first in a series of reflections.
What’s your take on Systemic Change? I thought I would ask you to share what you think is the state of systemic change in the Vincentian Family.
How conscious are we of being both God’s story and God’s storytellers… and of the many ways we can tell God’s story to a world desparetly in need of Good News?