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A Surprise Gift From Pope Francis
Much to my surprise, Pope Francis seemed to comment on yesterday’s Mindwalk. Of course, I know he never read it … but his reflection today certainly fit! See if you agree with his comments on “Blessed are the poor in Spirit.” Pope Francis begins with a question Who...
Embracing the Tears and Joys of Motherhood with Mary of Nazareth and Elizabeth Ann Seton
Like the Blessed Mother, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s faith-filled devotion helped carry her through the pains and trials of motherhood, and can inspire us today.
“Lift Every Voice and Sing”
It was at Mass in 1974 that I first heard the Black National Anthem “Lift Every Voice and Sing” – a poem written by James Weldon Johnson in 1899
Saint Louise de Marillac, Mystic of the Holy Spirit
St. Louise’s spiritual life is particularly characterized by her constant openness to the Holy Spirit.
Higher (Matthew 5:38-48)
There’s a phrase from the sports world, “setting a high bar.” It means raising the height of the jump just beyond the mark the athlete think he can clear.
Are You a “Quiet Influencer”?
One of the buzzwords among internet literati is “social media influencer.” That’s “digital speak” for someone who has an impact on what others think, say, and do.
Her Doing Heart: Key Relationships in Elizabeth Seton’s Life (Part 6)
Sr. Margaret John Kelly, DC, who died this past Nov. 24 in Emmitsburg, wrote the following excellent article on Mother Seton. In this series we present her article in six parts. (Part 6)
Fulfill with All Our Heart What God Wants
Jesus is the most blessed of those who are blessed since they fulfill what God wants. And he is the way that leads to God, and to bliss and peace. There is much we yet have to do to fulfill Christ’s wish that all Christians be one. And that we let others know by our...
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and Caritas’ joint effort to build 300 houses in Nepal
The devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal in 2015 left 8,844 confirmed deaths, more than 20,000 injured, 600,000 houses fully destroyed, and more than 280,000 houses partially damaged.
Special: Conflict in the Ukraine
Life in Kharkiv: Interview with Father Vitaliy
I caught up with Father Vitaliy Novak, CM, Chair of Trustees at Depaul Ukraine at 4pm on a Wednesday afternoon, as he loaded the truck ready to depart further south
DePaul International: Update on Ukraine (April 14)
Around 7.1 million people have been displaced internally, and 4.3 million have fled across international borders, bringing the total number of people displaced by the conflict to a staggering 11.4 million.
What can we do, Given the Horrific Conflict in Ukraine?
The invasion of Ukraine has horrified and continues to horrify the whole world which has raised its voice against the unjustifiable actions of the Russian government.
Resolutions of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul on the Crisis in Ukraine
Through the following resolution, the International General Council gives the following guidance to its National and Superior Councils, Conferences, and members with regard to their response to this crisis.
A letter from Ukraine on situation of the members of the Congregation of the Mission
S letter of Father Jan Trzop, C.M, the former Provincial of the Vice-Province of St. Cyril and Methodius, who has been working in Ukraine for many years, in which he describes the current situation in all the Vincentian communities in Ukraine.
Join us in Prayer and Support of Ukraine and her People
We didn’t think that we would live to see this-time of war… but until the end people didn’t expect such an attack on Ukraine from many sides.
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