On that day in May of 1629, neither Vincent nor Louise was aware of just how far that journey of service leadership would take her nor of its ramifications for the Church and for the service of generations of persons in need.
Mission Sunday theme – “Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World.” certainly has strong echos of the Vincentian call to walk in the footsteps of Christ the Evangelizer of the Poor!
Clericalism leads to many dangers in the Church and in the lives of all people, clergy and laity.
Understand Jonah! He complains that the Lord is too merciful!
October 17th marks the UN’s World Day for the Eradication of Poverty calling us to work toward overcoming poverty.
Jesus, “a man of the greatest prayer” (SV.EN IX:326), pleads with God for us always. And his blood cries out to him more loudly than that of Abel. Surely, God brings justice without delay to those who cry out with faith as Jesus. The Gospel this Sunday tells us that...
Can we name and give thanks for the individuals who walked before us?
Charity is one of the three theological virtues (besides faith, through which we know God, and hope, through which we fully trust in God).
Dee Mansi shares her thoughts on women’s involvement in Church leadership after celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Anglican Sisters of Charity – a branch of the Vincentian Family.
If our vocation consists of following Jesus Christ then it is in our total willingness to serve the poor that we find our perfection. Excerpt From: Various authors. “Vincent de Paul and the Spirit of Service.”
For reflection: Watch as St. Vincent de Paul society volunteers from St. Louis (Missouri, USA) form a friendship with someone in need of help.
Have I ever thought about the impact of climate change on those who will bear the first effects and brunt of changes?