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Who thought of the Daughters of Charity?
by John Freund, CM | Nov 30, 2014 | Daughters of Charity, Vincentian Family
Who would ever have thought that there would be Daughters of Charity when the first of you came to a few parishes here in Paris? Oh no, Sisters! I didn’t think of it (Saint Vincent de Paul)
Learning evangelization from Pope Francis
by John Freund, CM | Nov 29, 2014 | Evangelization, Vincentian Family
Learning evangelization from Pope Francis – “Using Pope Francis to Share the Catholic Faith in 4 Steps” Kevin Cotter distills four steps.
When clotheslines speak! – LCUSA and STJ
by John Freund, CM | Apr 12, 2013 | International Association of Charities - Ladies of Charity, Vincentian Family
The Ladies of Charity of St. John's University let clotheslines tell the story of sexual violence.The “Clothesline Project” at St. John’s University is just one recent example of how the Ladies of Charity can respond to the issue of violence against women. Since 2010...
The Pope’s new home with the Daughters
by John Freund, CM | Apr 10, 2013 | Daughters of Charity, Pope
In this guest post Sr. Denise LaRock, DC offers more insights into the role of the Daughters of Charity and the Pope's new home. Pope Francis has chosen to live with the Daughters of Charity at St. Martha House on the Vatican property. The virtues which the...
SVDP CEO – serving the poor (NCR interview)
by John Freund, CM | Apr 10, 2013 | Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Systemic change, Vincentian Family
In September 2013, Roger Playwin, CEO of the St. Louis-based National Council of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, will step down after 10 years in the position. Playwin spoke with NCR about his tenure and the work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. NCR: Given the...
Pope preaching in metaphors
by John Freund, CM | Apr 5, 2013 | Pope
Metaphors did not come to Pope Francis with the papacy. As archbishop of Buenos Aires, he used similar figures of speech to get simple, yet powerful, ideas across to his listeners writes Carol Glatz in The CatholicSpirit. The following are some metaphors that appear...
Pope Francis speaks to the world
by John Freund, CM | Mar 31, 2013 | Pope
Speaking in front of some 250,000 people from around the world in the Vatican, Francis prayed for "dear Syria, for its people torn by conflict and for the many refugees who await help and comfort. We too, like the women who were Jesus’ disciples, who went to the tomb...
Living in a world without Jesus
by John Freund, CM | Mar 29, 2013 | Formation
We have all experienced that awful moment when we realize that someone we love is no longer with us. In a guest post Susan Stabile invites us to enter into the experience of the disciples of Jesus - their world without Jesus. Today is Holy Saturday, the day on which...
Virtual Stations of the Cross – BustedHalo
by John Freund, CM | Mar 28, 2013 | Formation
BustedHalo presents the traditional devotion in a virtual way to help you reflect on the mystery of Jesus’ death and what it still means to us today. Busted Halo® has created a series of virtual stations designed for personal devotion wherever you are. These stations...
Pope Francis’ Stations of the Cross
by John Freund, CM | Mar 27, 2013 | Pope
The Vatican has released a beautifully illustrated text of the Stations of the Cross to be used by Pope Francis on Good Friday 2013 Introduction "A man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, ‘Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’" (Mk 10:17)....
Eucharist in the Vincentian Tradition
by John Freund, CM | Mar 26, 2013 | Spirituality and Spiritual Practice
Former Superior General reflects on "The Eucharist in the Vincentian Tradition - Love is Creative unto Infinity" He writes... In this article I offer some reflections on the Eucharist in the Vincentian tradition. Following a methodology I have used on many other...