November in the Vincentian Family
Do we tell the stories of our Vincentian saints often enough?
by John Freund, CM | Oct 31, 2015 | Formation, Vincentian Family
In 2010 there was a famvin post that asked the question "Do we tell the stories of our Vincentian saints often...
Ecumenical prayer meeting in Kiev – role of a Daughter of Charity
by John Freund, CM | Oct 28, 2015 | News
Archbishop Petro Malchuk called Blessed Marta Wiecka, DC the Apostle of Unity, whom the faithful of different...
Sr. Tracy Kemme, SC and SVDP Prison Re-entry Program
by John Freund, CM | Nov 28, 2014 | Formation, Poverty: Analysis and Responses, Sisters of Charity, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Sister Tracey Kemme, SC (Cinncinati), has just completed her canonical novitiate year. She is already at work telling the story of the St. Vincent DePaul Prison Re-entry Project.
Thanksgiving – “The Prequel” and Vincentian Heritage
by John Freund, CM | Nov 20, 2014 | Spirituality and Spiritual Practice
As Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving remember there is a prehistory or “prequel” of Thanksgiving rooted deeply in Christian tradition and echoed in Vincentian heritage.
How do young adults fit in the larger Vincentian Family?
by John Freund, CM | Nov 19, 2014 | Vincentian Family
In 2013, DePaul’s Office of Mission & Values (OMV) commissioned a CARA study of “Unaffiliated Lay Vincentians.” Dr. Scott Kelley, assistant vice president for Vincentian Scholarship for OMV, shares the survey’s results & what they mean for the larger Vincentian Family.
Vincent de Paul and Mohandas Gandhi: Five Commitments That Sustain Leadership
by John Freund, CM | Nov 15, 2014 | Spirituality and Spiritual Practice
An unsigned essay from at Vincent on Leadership - the Hay Project at DePaul University explores the theme "Vincent de Paul and Mohandas Gandhi: Five Commitments That Sustain Leadership" Though they lived centuries apart, Vincent de Paul and Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi...
Vincentian Family 101 – Presentation by Ellen Dauwer SC
by John Freund, CM | Nov 13, 2014 | Vincentian Family
Vincentian Family 101 – Presentation by Ellen Dauwer SC – This brief 4 minute video provides an effective tool for raising awareness of the breadth of the Vincentian Family especially in the United States.
90-year-old arrested for feeding the homeless
by John Freund, CM | Nov 8, 2014 | Justice and Peace
90-year-old among Florida activists arrested for feeding the homeless as reported by The Guardian. Church leaders in Florida were preparing for a second confrontation
Vocation stories of 2 Superiors General
by John Freund, CM | Nov 3, 2014 | Spirituality and Spiritual Practice, Vincentian Family
The week of November 2-8 is Vocation Awareness Week in the USA. We are privileged to be able to celebrate this week with video interviews of two former Superiors General, Gregory Gay and Robert Maloney sharing their vocation stories.
Pope urges activists to struggle against ‘structural causes’ of poverty
by John Freund, CM | Oct 31, 2014 | Justice and Peace, Poverty: Analysis and Responses, Systemic change
Pope Francis urged an international gathering of grassroots social activists to struggle against the “structural causes” of poverty and inequality, with a “revolutionary” program drawn from the Gospels.
Is there really a vocation shortage?
by John Freund, CM | Oct 30, 2014 | Uncategorized
Is there really a vocation shortage? Yes… and No. In once sense there can be no vocation shortage. Everyone has a vocation. However, there is a real shortage of one particular type of vocation – vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life