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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...
Impact of Every Day Choices

Impact of Every Day Choices

Fulton J. Sheen in his Autobiography, Treasure in Clay Jars, shares an experience which tells us the significance of the decisions and choices which we make in our every day life. "A boy was kicked out of school by the pastor and mother superior. Fulton J. Sheen took...

Simplicity and Humility

Simplicity and Humility

For St. Vincent, to live according to the spirit and charism of the congregations is to live the virtues of the Gospel. He considered virtues as, “Evangelical Maxims” which Jesus the sovereign Master taught us both by word and example.  Therefore, Vincent asks his...

On Love of God

On Love of God

One of the contemporaries of St. Vincent who influenced him on his journey of conversion was St. Francis de Sales. The two famous books of St. Francis de Sales, namely, “Love of God” and “Introduction to Devout Life,” played an important role in his spiritual growth....

The Eucharistic Life

The Eucharistic Life

In the year 1264 at the request of Pope Urban, St. Thomas Aquinas composed a beautiful hymn for the feast of Corpus Christi. The hymn is very familiar to us and it continues to inspire us to love and adore the Eucharist. The first verse says: “I adore you by...

Come Holy Spirit

Come Holy Spirit

Archbishop Van Thuan, from Vietnam, in his famous book, Testimony of Hope mentions about an interview done many years ago with Cardinal Jean Marie Lustiger of Paris. The Journalist asked him, “Do you believe in the existence of the devil?”           “Yes, I do.”  “But...

Faith in the Redeemer

Faith in the Redeemer

As we are about to conclude the great season of Easter with the feast of Ascension and Pentecost, it is good to remind ourselves the meaning and the significance of salvific events we celebrated in this liturgical season. When we say we are redeemed what we actually...

Let Us Be On Our Way

Let Us Be On Our Way

Gospels present the life of Jesus here on earth as a journey from Galilee to Jerusalem (Lk 9:51). It was a Journey to his Father, which ended in his death, resurrection and ascension to his father.  On this Journey, he invited many to follow him and he taught them the...

We Are An Easter People

We Are An Easter People

In one of the hymns for Easter season, we sing; “We are an Easter people, ours is an Easter faith.”  It is an invitation to lead our lives with hope and joy in our hearts. It is true that in every Eucharistic celebration we proclaim, “Christ has died, Christ is risen,...

The Passion of Christ

The Passion of Christ

The famous 2004 film, Passion of Christ, directed by Mel Gibson depicted very vividly the passion which Jesus underwent, especially, during the last twelve hours of his life here on earth.  The film opens up with a touching visualization of Jesus’ prayer...

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