Hear the cries of our Vincentian youth – “Walk with us as we deepen our faith.” Rosalie Rendu, DC certainly did as she responded to Frederic and his college companions.
Frederic Ozanam – “Pay it Forward”
by John Freund, CM | Jul 10, 2014 | Vincentian Family
” Emmanuel and Sr. Rosalie BELIEVED, GUIDED and ENCOURAGED me to serve the poor. I encourage you to do the same with youth and young adults in your parish.” The more I learn of Frederick the more I realize he also challenges me to “pay it forward”!
Pier Georgio Frassati in 14 stations
by John Freund, CM | Jul 3, 2014 | Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Vincentian Family
VinFormation is happy to announce a new presentation “Pier Georgio Frassati in 14 stations” to its collection of resource for this contemporary model for youth. Many will recall that he was chosen as one of the patrons of WYD in Rio de Janier
Vincentian Essential Reading?
by John Freund, CM | Jun 19, 2014 | Vincentian Family
“Essential reading”, as has been said of “beauty”, often is in the eye of the beholder. What is “Vincentian Essential Reading”
Vincentian-themed prayer resources
by John Freund, CM | Jun 12, 2014 | Spirituality and Spiritual Practice
Looking for Vincentian-themed prayer resources? Chances are that VinFormation might help with prayers for special situations and events throughout the year including litanies and novenas and retreats. Some are limited to words while others have...
Looking for Vincentian Quotes?
by John Freund, CM | Jun 5, 2014 | Vincentian Family
This week's Formation Friday segment draws attention to two sources for Vincentian quotes found among the treasures of VinFormation. The first is a collection of texts compiled by Sr. Betty Ann McNeil, DC. They are listed by subject in alphabetical order. (See graphic...
Telling Vincentian Family stories
by John Freund, CM | May 22, 2014 | Vincentian Family
Every family has stories to tell. The Vincentian Family is no exception. And Slide Share is one of the ways the Vincentian Family tells its stories.
Journey with Louise from turmoil to Pentecost
by John Freund, CM | May 16, 2014 | Vincentian Family
Perhaps you have been there. In 1623, Louise de Marillac (Mademoiselle LeGras) was in a state of inner turmoil. She deeply desired to serve God and her neighbor more fully, but could not see clearly where God was leading her. As she prayed during Mass on Pentecost,...
Formation Friday – What’s in a story?
by John Freund, CM | May 2, 2014 | Vincentian Family
Stories are so many things. Stories are the way we connect with each other. Sharing stories is how we make sense of life. Vincentians often gather to reflect on the lessons, sorrows, and miracles that occur in the course of their experiences with people living in...
Formation Friday – Vincentian Stations
by John Freund, CM | Apr 17, 2014 | Vincentian Family
The Stations reflect our service and our journey as Christians who love Christ and seek to serve Him in the poor. This is our mission as Vincentians. This is our mission as Catholics. When we look into the eyes of the poor we see Your suffering Son, Your love and...
Formation Friday: Vincentian Videos
by Famvin Media Resources | Apr 10, 2014 | Vincentian Family
VinFormation has collected over 80 videos related to the Vincentian charism. The videos come from different branches of the Vincentian Family and the subject matter is diverse-- here are a few samples: Catholic Social Teaching, Lent, Systemic Change, Feast Days,...
Formation Friday: Refresher on VinFormation Resources
by Famvin Media Resources | Apr 3, 2014 | Vincentian Family
In travels around the Vincentian Family, it seems Famvin has become identified with just the news section of the project. When people finally get to VinFormation, the formation-oriented segment of Famvin, they are amazed at the wealth of resources beyond just the...