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Lenten Video Series: Day 5, Filled with God’s Love and Joy

This Lent, we offer to you the 2021 Lenten Video Series created by the Central Association of the Miraculous Medal. Day 5: Filled with God’s Love and Joy.

Finding Jesus’ Footprints Today

We live in a post-Ascension world where Jesus no longer walks among us. Or does he? If we are the Body of Christ then our footprints are his footprints.

Letter from the Superior General on the occasion of the feast of St. Vincent de Paul

As usual at this time, the Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission and the Daughters of Charity have sent a reflection to the entire Vincentian Family on the occasion of the feast of Saint Vincent de Paul on September 27: Rome, 20 September 2017 To all the...

Putting faith in action

 Dear Vincentian Brothers and Sisters:  Let us pray for the entire Vincentian Family around the world and pray for our priests, deacons, bishops, archbishops and Pope Francis.  We are truly blessed to have clergy and religious on our paths to holiness.  There are so...
“I’ll Just Come Down and Show You”

“I’ll Just Come Down and Show You”

“I’ll Just Come Down and Show You” - God takes on human form at Christmas -- and gives us an example for how to live our lives In classic Busted Halo fashion the post cuts through to the essence of Christmas! From the post... A few years ago, I was trying to help a...

Destroy hatred, not enemies, to bring peace

Destroy hatred, not enemies, to bring peace

Destroy hatred, not enemies, to bring peace – Peace does not come from wiping out enemies, it comes from destroying all hatred with prayer, dialogue and friendship, including in the church and within the Roman Curia, said Father Raniero Cantalamessa the preacher of the papal household.

Presuppositions – what are our presuppotions?

Presuppositions – what are our presuppotions?

Presuppositions – what are our presuppotions? There has already been much ink spilled about the World Synod of the Family … and more will be spilled in the run up to the 2015 installment. My concern is that so much of the writing is rooted in presuppositions which are never dealt with consciously. Too often presuppositions are a form of “poisoning wells” or ideological “spin”.

Why is it that other people “resist”?

Why is it that other people “resist”?

Why is it that other people "resist"? There has been a lot of talk about resistance to changes in the church and in society. But as I read the blogs and the tweets I am struck by the fact that many seem to assume that it is "the other" who is resisting. Whether it is...

People wonder what makes us tick

People wonder what makes us tick

People who are poor must wonder what makes us “tick”. One Daughter of Charity at a clinic in India who changed a filthy bandage and cleaned the infected wound of a woman with leprosy was asked this question by the grateful woman. “Sister, how can you do this work?”

Archbishop Cupich, Pope Francis and St.Vincent

Archbishop Cupich, Pope Francis and St.Vincent

Archbishop Cupich, Pope Francis and St.Vincent – When I read this piece about Archbishop Cupich, Pope Francis’s first major U.S. appointment, I thought immediately of St. Vincent de Paul, and indeed just about all the founders of the the various branches of the Vincentian Family. What do you think?

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