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Salvation in Jesus

In the book Acts of Apostles after the Pentecost, what follows especially from chapter two to four is the spirit filled sermons of St. Peter. In Chapter three we read how Peter healed the crippled beggar by saying, “I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give...

Life Founded on Evangelical Maxims

In the Gospel of St. Matthew, Jesus concludes the sermon on the mount by saying, “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock…And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will...

Vincent’s Trust in God’s Providence

In the book Louis Abelly wrote about Vincent’s Trust in God’s providence, he mentions a conference which Vincent gave to his priests (CED XI:38-39). Vincent referring to the beginning of the Congregation and the various ministries they were doing he tells his priests:...

Vincent’s Constant Attention to the Presence of God

St. Francis De Sales in his famous book, Introduction to the Devout Life, writes about “constant spiritual attentiveness” as the most assured means of spiritual advancement. In the spiritual life of St. Vincent, especially as given in the book of Louis Abelly, we come...
Jesus’ Triumphal Journey

The Poor Are Our Masters

Pope Francis in his encyclical, The Joy of Gospel, when he wrote about the social dimension of Evangelization he mentions the special place of the poor in God’s people, by refereeing to some of the Gospel passages. Salva­tion came to us from the “yes” uttered by a...

Jesus’ Triumphal Journey

Trials of Life

There is an interesting conversation between St. Vincent and St. Louise which I read many years back in a book about St. Vincent. The topic of conversation was,” why God allows sufferings in our life?”. Vincent tells to Louise, that “God can be compared to a sculptor...

Jesus’ Triumphal Journey

Remembering the Lord

In Kishwahili language of Africa, the Book of Deuteronomy in Bible is called “Kumbukumbu la Torati” which means “Remembering the Torah”. This name is very apt to this book because we find in it in many places there is a constant appeal to the Israelites to remember...

Jesus’ Triumphal Journey

Divine Providence

In the Bible, the book of Exodus concludes the narration of the journey of Israelites to the promised land by saying: whenever the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle the Israelites would set out on each stage of their journey; but if the cloud was not taken up,...

Jesus’ Triumphal Journey

Prudence

In the Bible, the First Book of Kings chapter three and four speaks about King Solomon and the greatness of his rule. He had a strong administrative structure. The army was also very strong and he was sovereign over all other neighboring kingdoms. During his rule we...

Jesus’ Triumphal Journey

Hope and Courage

In chapter fourteen of the book of Exodus, we have the famous passage which describes the crossing of the Red Sea by the Israelites. Pharaoh, after being punished by God, allowed the Israelites to go with Moses. But after some time the mind of pharaoh changed and he...

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