As a Vincentian Family, we know the close ties that we have with those who are poor among us. A DNA test might reveal that it is not just a matter of the spirit but also of the blood.
Growing up, those not familiar with my family would frequently confuse our names. I confess to some annoyance when someone got my name wrong.
All of us remember the children’s game, “follow the leader” – a “leader” guides a group through a series of actions and adventures that others would imitate
The “weariness of the journey” can capture the sense of so many of us who take up the responsibilities for our Church, communities, and families.
I am struck by the way in which “the feast of the Conversion of Paul” creates a context at beginning and end with which Vincent’s bounds his remembrance.