Articles for J. Patrick Murphy

How Much Can We Learn from Vincent to Make a Difference Today?

Last January J. Patrick Murphy, CM presented me with a pre-publication copy of a little book he had just completed - "Mr. Vincent" - which you can download here. He wrote "My purpose here is to show in a few pages how much Vincent accomplished and how much we can...

Why Bother About a Man who Lived 400 Years Ago?

Why bother about a man who lived 400 years ago? Why are so many people all over the world on fire with passion to follow in his footsteps? As we approach another celebration of the feast of St. Vincent it seems fitting to look at these two questions raised in J....

Am I Open to Be Mentored?

“Am I ready to be mentored?” Or am I too comfortable in my present stage of growth?

Ever Written Something You Have Regretted?

Even Vincent regretted things he had written! Much ink has been spilled over whether Vincent was really captured by pirates as a young man. There was a period in his life that we know little about… and St. Vincent adamantly did not wish anyone to know about it. At...
How can I make a difference?

How can I make a difference?

To be a difference maker don’t let your environment get you down. J. Patrick Murphy writes in one of his mini-reflections on the life of  Mr. Vincent, "France was at war through all of Vincent's life except for the last few months. Beheading for religious dissidents...

There must be a path here…

There must be a path here…

Have you ever wondered about the path you are on? I have often told the story about the time I really made vows some 35 years after I made that commitment the first time. But it is only relatively recently that I made the connection with Vincent’s life. J Patrick...

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