Collaboration Reflections

Contemplating the difference we make!

For your reading and reflecting, try these articles from various authors:

 

 

 

Collaboration: From Advantageous Strategy to a Strategic “Must”

Collaboration: From Advantageous Strategy to a Strategic “Must”

In a recent article in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, collaboration was on the agenda again. This time, for a new and important read more

Vincentians United Against Poverty

Vincentians United Against Poverty

Be inspired by this presentation of quotes from St. Vincent de Paul on aspects of collaboration. read more

Editorial: Collaborating to “Feed” the Vincentian Family

Editorial: Collaborating to “Feed” the Vincentian Family

Two years ago, when famvin.org was a project of the Congregation of the Mission, a trio of Vincentian priests – John Maher, C.M., read more

Collaboration #3: Leadership #IamVincent

Collaboration #3: Leadership #IamVincent

Last year (2015-2016) was the Year of Collaboration for the Vincentian Family. With all the activity and planning around the 400th ... read more

Collaboration #2: The People #IamVincent

Collaboration #2: The People #IamVincent

Last year (2015-2016) was the Year of Collaboration for the Vincentian Family. With all the activity and planning around the 400th ... read more

Collaboration #1: The Culture #IamVincent

Collaboration #1: The Culture #IamVincent

Last year (2015-2016) was the Year of Collaboration for the Vincentian Family. With all the activity and planning around the 400th ... read more

Homily of Fr. Mavrič at the Vincentian Family Mass

Homily of Fr. Mavrič at the Vincentian Family Mass

Rev. Tomaž Mavrič, C.M. 24th Successor to Saint Vincent de Paul Homily, July 10, 2016 It is with great joy and thankfulness to God that read more

Open reflections in the Year of Vincentian Collaboration (8)

Open reflections in the Year of Vincentian Collaboration (8)

8. …with feet firmly on the ground… from time to time… I am aware that the statements or hypotheses that I have advanced in read more

Open reflections in the Year of Vincentian Collaboration (7)

Open reflections in the Year of Vincentian Collaboration (7)

7. Let us anticipate the future… It is not the time for sterile lamentations. There is distressing lack of vocations to the ... read more

Open reflections in the Year of Vincentian Collaboration (6)

Open reflections in the Year of Vincentian Collaboration (6)

6. The pastoral relationship with the laity in the Vincentian family. It’s time for the laity to set their clocks to the correct time. ... read more

Open reflections in the Year of Vincentian Collaboration (5)

Open reflections in the Year of Vincentian Collaboration (5)

On our real life conditions. Our standard of living, in general, does not come close to that of the real poor in our society. Many who ... read more

Open reflections in the Year of Vincentian Collaboration (4)

Open reflections in the Year of Vincentian Collaboration (4)

4. On retirement and “early retirement” of family members… The bourgeois society in which we are immersed sneaks through the ... read more

Open reflections in the Year of Vincentian Collaboration (3)

Open reflections in the Year of Vincentian Collaboration (3)

3. Vincentian cooperation in the administration of goods … In the society and in the streets, there is this implicit or explicit ... read more

Open reflections in the Year of Vincentian Collaboration (2)

Open reflections in the Year of Vincentian Collaboration (2)

2. What it means to be a member of the Family Basing myself on Fr. Eli’s clear ideas, I dare expand the horizon of what, in my humble ... read more

Vincentian Family Leaders Reflections on Collaboration: Responses to Fr. Gregory Gay, C.M.’s Letter of January 2015

Vincentian Family Leaders Reflections on Collaboration: Responses to Fr. Gregory Gay, C.M.’s Letter of January 2015

St. Vincent de Paul told us “We should assist the poor in every way and do it both by ourselves and by enlisting the help of others…. ... read more

Open reflections in the Year of Vincentian Collaboration (1)

Open reflections in the Year of Vincentian Collaboration (1)

1. A timely announcement It was a beautiful and inspiring idea from our Superior General, Fr. Gregory Gay CM, to convene a Year of ... read more

Sharing Experience Is Collaboration Too

Sharing Experience Is Collaboration Too

A meeting with extramural (correspondent) students (studying family consulting and catechetics as major) from the Institute of St. ... read more

Collaboration is… to look forward always

Collaboration is… to look forward always

We have just finished our yearly celebration of Jesus Christ’s victory over death and sin. The Easter Triduum is the center of the ... read more

Collaboration is… to live in permanent resurrection

Collaboration is… to live in permanent resurrection

We are entering the most important liturgical time for the people of God: we celebrate the passion of Jesus Christ, the death that ... read more

Collaboration is… to dream together

Collaboration is… to dream together

Dreaming is not escaping reality. “It is to undermine obvious facts to break their hold on people, to abandon deliberately the paths of read more

Collaboration is… to let myself be accompanied

Collaboration is… to let myself be accompanied

A few months ago, I went to visit a friend, an elderly Daughter of Charity. She has retired from all service activity, not because she ... read more

Collaboration is… get inspired by diversity

Collaboration is… get inspired by diversity

The Vincentian Family is made of many and diverse branches and people. The personalities and spirituality of St. Vincent, St. Louise, ... read more

Collaboration is… joining efforts to be more effective

Collaboration is… joining efforts to be more effective

At the beginning of 2013/2014 season, a Spanish soccer team, Real Madrid, was worth approximately 571 million euros (520 million US ... read more

Collaboration is… to pray together

Collaboration is… to pray together

On March 14, 2013, almost three years ago, the church experienced a day full of joy and hope: the white smoke announcing the election ... read more

Collaboration is… to know we are needed and also in need of help

Collaboration is… to know we are needed and also in need of help

If collaboration has a necessary aspect, it is the strong bond of unity that makes us rely on one another. To better fulfill our unique read more

Collaboration is… taking up as my own common challenges

Collaboration is… taking up as my own common challenges

We Vincentians are part of a wonderful spiritual family. We drink from the springs of the purest evangelical love, with charity being ... read more

Collaboration from a Eucharistic perspective

Collaboration from a Eucharistic perspective

In this year of Vincentian Family Collaboration, we rarely reflect on collaboration from a Eucharistic perspective. The following ... read more

Ladies of Charity reflect on Vincentian Collaboration

Ladies of Charity reflect on Vincentian Collaboration

The latest edition of the Ladies of Charity USA Servicette is attached. It features a wonderful article on Vincentian collaboration. ... read more

Fr. Patrick Griffin reflects on Collaboration

Fr. Patrick Griffin reflects on Collaboration

Fr. Patrick Griffin reflects on “Collaboration” in his series “Considering Consecrated Life” September 27th falls on ... read more

A Story of Collaboration and Seedlings

A Story of Collaboration and Seedlings

It is a story of collaboration. It is a story of destruction and resurrection. In a true spirit of collaboration, a Sisters of Charity ... read more

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