There’s an instinct to idealize the saints as entirely different from the rest of us, off in another league at some unattainable level of holiness and favor with God.
It is only in my later years that I have realized how he has influenced the Church of today!
Jesus wholly offers himself to take away our sins. In this sacrifice shares the widow who gives all she has to live on. In the Bible, as we know, to be a widow, orphan or a foreigner means, in general, to be poor. That is why the generosity of the widow of Zarephath...
Vincent de Paul would suffer all his life from the obsession to put the entire Church at the service of the poor.
What is the goal of a Vincentian? To meet God in the service of those who need it most. But being a Vincentian is a community vocation.
Fr. Rooney’s teacher, Sr. Loretto Gettemeier, D.C., told him, “Events are revelations of the Will of God and contribute to the unfolding of God’s Plan. Look at what is occurring…”
Learn about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Ireland in this video produced by Vincentian Family Ireland.
You all know what a scrapbook is. It is not about throwing away scraps. It is about keeping memories alive.
In this year when Pope Francis has invited us to pay special assistance to the patriarch of the Holy Family, we have probably already heard the expression “Go to Joseph.”
Oprah Winfrey got me thinking with two questions.
Jesus embodies the one who created us, men and women, in his image, after his likeness. Rightly does he tell us, then, that to love and hear God is to love and hear the neighbor. A scribe asks Jesus, “Which is the first of all the commandments?” And he answers that...
“To do this is to preach the Gospel by words and by works…”