Articles for Gospel Joy

Keeping Things That Spark Joy

“Keep things that spark joy and get rid of the rest” is the mantra of people seeking to declutter their lives. What sparked joy in St. Vincent and St. Louise?

12 days to unwrap Evangelii Gaudium (Gospel Joy)

12 days to unwrap Evangelii Gaudium (Gospel Joy) – Kelly Wahlquist’s path through Pope Francis’ landmark presentation Evangelii Gaudium (Gospel Joy).

Plane crash at Vincentian Mission in Papua New Guinea

The plane was chartered by Vincentian priest Fr Vlad working in the mountains to bring them supplies. … the irony is that the plan took off in a Vincentian parish and crash landed in another Vincentian parish.

Gospel Joy and Vincentian International Missions

“Gospel Joy” tells the little known stories of Vincentian Fathers and Brothers who have committed themselves to sharing Gospel Joy in some of the remotest and forgotten areas of the planet

Infinite sadness, infinite love

Infinite sadness, infinite love

Pope Frances states that: "A true missionary, who never ceases to be a disciple, knows that Jesus walks with him, speaks to him, breathes with him, works with him." In this post-resurrection period, can we, like the disciples of Emmaus have our infinite sadness cured...

With blood on our hands?

With blood on our hands?

The somber realization that the crucifixion of innocent humans happens on a daily basis is sobering.  We are approaching a week that encompasses our salvation history, including the hope of the eucharistic banquet, the healing of the crucifixion (by his wounds we are...

Baptism and Solidarity

Baptism and Solidarity

Digital artist Sr. Ellen LaCapria, D.C. offers a visual aid to enter into contemplation about ambiguity. This image arose from her reflection on #75 in  Pope Francis’ Gospel of Joy and is the fifth installment of her weekly artistic variations on her community seal. -...

“Are you listening?”

“Are you listening?”

As part of her ongoing series devoted to visual prayer digital artist Sr. Ellen LaCapria, D.C. offers another visual aid to enter into contemplation about the art of listening. This image arose from her reflection on Pope Francis’ Gospel of Joy and is the third...

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