Articles for formation

Lent is a Call to Change Our Way of Thinking

Over his lifetime he created a network of institutions dedicated to initial formation. We call this systemic change by the name of seminaries.

Praying With Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

Is all prayer something that we have to set aside specific times for? Not really! How about praying in short bursts as an image comes to our minds?

Finding Jesus’ Footprints Today

We live in a post-Ascension world where Jesus no longer walks among us. Or does he? If we are the Body of Christ then our footprints are his footprints.

Getting to #IamVincent: Formation Experiences

Sr. Pat Evanick, D.C., writes, "Learning is our Vincentian Way...." You will find that charity is a heavy burden to carry, heavier than the bowl of soup and full basket. You will keep your gentleness and your smile. It is not enough to give soup and bread. This the...
Formation rooted in a theology of Mission

Formation rooted in a theology of Mission

From August 25-29, the formation session on “the theology of the mission” (promoted by CLAPVI) took place in Fazendo de Engenho/Caraça (Brazil). Forty-seven persons participated: twenty-nine priests, three deacons, one brother, seven seminarians in their first year of studies and seven Daughters of Charity.

How Vincent changed the face of France

How Vincent changed the face of France

Niagara University awaarded Fr. John Slediona an honorary doctorate at its annual Vincentian Convocation. In turn Father presented on the theme "St. Vincent de Paul ad the Formation of Priests. The full text follows. "History with its flickering lamp stumbles along...

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