Wide-angle View of the Vincentian Family

Wide-angle View of the Vincentian Family

We are people with a mission…to do what Jesus did. Pople who use the skills of their profession in frontline “field hospitals” or mobilize those who are committed to "seeking long-term solutions.” read more

A Challenge is in the Air

A Challenge is in the Air

Think about the hot button issues of the day: Police reform, Climate change, Poverty, Homelessness, Election reform, Systemic racism, #metoo... Tou name it. People are calling for more than just quick but temporary fixes. People are calling for systemic reform. read more

Systemic Change – What My Mother Taught Me

Systemic Change – What My Mother Taught Me

When will we really buy into the systemic change of thinking Jesus came to show us? read more

Acts of the Apostles, Systemic Change and Polarization

Acts of the Apostles, Systemic Change and Polarization

Over the next several weeks the liturgy, drawing from the Acts of the Apostles, presents selected stories of ordinary people who coped with severe polarization some 2,000 years ago. read more

Connecting Lent, Valentine’s Day and Systemic Change

Connecting Lent, Valentine’s Day and Systemic Change

At first glance, it may seem like quite a stretch to connect Ash Wednesday, Valentine’s Day and Systemic Change. But hear me out. Actually, it is not that hard. read more

What Is Truth?

What Is Truth?

Pilate’s somewhat cynical question is among the most famous questions of history. In a somewhat prophetic message for World Communications Day 2020 Pope Francis offered what amounts to a “mindwalk” on truth. read more

Is Your Glass Half Empty… Or Half Full?

Is Your Glass Half Empty… Or Half Full?

True optimism is the ability to see the emptiness of half the glass while choosing to focus on the fullness of the other half of the glass. read more

Incarnation – Call To Change

Incarnation – Call To Change

Jesus came to change our minds, not God’s! The Word became flesh to show us what God’s message and way of thinking looks like when lived humanly. Jesus is the living model of world-changing systemic change. read more

How a Baby Changes Everything

How a Baby Changes Everything

A baby changes everything. Never was that truer than in the birth of the one we call Jesus of Nazareth. The birth of Jesus literally changed everything for everyone. read more

Change Agents – Our Heritage

Change Agents – Our Heritage

A description of a change agent – "one who can make changes happen by inspiring and influencing others." How does that fit you, St. Vincent de Paul, and the Vincentian Family? read more

What Are Elements Of Structural Racism?

What Are Elements Of Structural Racism?

What might be "Socially Acceptable" and "Not Socially Acceptable" elements of "structural" racism. read more

Corpus Christi and the Case for Change

Corpus Christi and the Case for Change

As you prepare to celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, have you ever thought of how it provides the underpinnings for systemic change? read more

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