Returning to the Sources

“The up-to-date renewal of the religious life comprises both a constant return to the sources of the whole of the Christian life and to the primitive inspiration of the institutes, and their adaptation to the changed conditions of our time.” This verse from Vatican...

“Where God Wants us” of P. Rolando Gutierrez is available for free download

For some months we have been working with a team of translators and collaborators to be able to offer everyone the possibility of having at hand the book “Where God Wants Us.” Today, after a long journey, we are launching the Spanish, English, Italian and French...

The Joy of Mission from the Perspective of the Vincentian Family

I am a student for the Congregation of the Mission (Province of Brazil) and am a participant in this marvelous reality that is being promoted by the International Office of the Vincentian Family and FAVILA: the Vincentian Confraternities.

Happy Women’s Day: Check out “Herstory” on .famvin

Click to read all articles tagged "herstory"here on .famvin!   Herstory[1.Jane Mills, "Womanwords: a dictionary of words about women", 1992, ISBN 0-02-921495-5, p. 118] : history (knowledge obtained by inquiry) written from a feminist perspective, emphasizing the...
A Vincentian Twitter Chat #famvin400

A Vincentian Twitter Chat #famvin400

You see the hashtag on Twitter every week: #famvin400. This tag can be used for a Twitter chat, one of the best examples of community building on Twitter. The topic of the chat: What are people saying about the 400th anniversary of the Vincentian charism? As we...

The Things They Carry

The Things They Carry

At some point in your life, you have probably been asked the question, "If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you bring with you?" Now, imagine it is not a desert island and it is only one thing. And that one thing is what helps carry you...

Neighbors on the Border

Neighbors on the Border

I have heard the story of the Good Samaritan countless times: I remember reading it in my Children’s bible with illustrated pictures, seeing the parable come to life in skits and reenactments during retreats, and hearing homilies on the many messages contained in this...