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...

Have you noticed the new look?

VinFormation is in the process of reorganizing its rich resources. As a taste of things to come visit this page which show just some of the many presentations useful in deepening an understanding of various aspects of the the Vincentian charism and way of life.

Do-gooder or servant?

Do-gooder or servant?

The featured video, currently also at the right side of this page, tells the story of someone who wants to volunteer as an aid worker. This is a wonderful description of some common misconceptions and unconscious motivations about coming to the aid of those who are...

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