Articles for conversion

Flexibility and Suppleness in Your Spirituality #IamVincent

Being able to "bend" to the will of God requires this: flexibility and suppleness in your spirituality. Why doesn't the palm tree fall in a storm when the oak is ripped from its roots? Well, three things really: lots of short roots, a "bundled-together" trunk, and a...

Vincent – taking his Christian life more seriously after 30

“What had happened to persuade the young Vincent (about thirty) to begin to take his Christian life more seriously? Something must have brought Vincent to his decision.

Saturday Study Hall – How Vincent became St. Vincent

In days of yore  saints were presented as living perfect lives from their first breaths. Today we are more sophisticated in recognizing that for most the path to holiness was a journey of many conversion moments. In our heads we know that Vincent and Louise were not...

Vincent learns from a heretic

Rather than simply refuting a Protestant who was attacking the Church Vincent hears the truth of his charge and grows. (Frederic Ozanam had a similar experience.) The following excerpt from an insightful article by Santiago Barquín, CM,  might well lead us to ask...

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