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The Virtue of Mortification

In this presentation, learn why St. Vincent insisted on the necessity of mortification.

Advice from Saint Vincent

When St. Vincent and St. Louise co-founded a new type of religious community, the Daughters of Charity, in 1633: Louise was the prime organizer for the fledgling community, but Vincent, with his spirituality, his warm heart, and his great common sense, played an...

Vincentians of Wherever: Mortification from another perspective

Success is a seductive thing. An old friend, Christina Puntel, (Vincentian by baptism at a Vincentian parish in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, USA), wrote recently suggesting an article to me. Like Vincent, she is simple in life and in speech. She said, this...

#IamVincent: Self examination

Lent is a time for self examination. On his blog, self-described, “Writer. Performer. Youth worker. Educator. What I know is eclipsed by what I don't. Working and writing for justice in all the ways I know how. Radical imagination. I'm coming for whiteness” Michael...
Mortification of the Mind and Will

Mortification of the Mind and Will

Lent is a time when many of us are seeking exercises to get our flabby souls into shape... like push-ups or jogging for the soul. For example, what did St. Vincent mean by "mortifying judgment and self-will"? How can we practice this? Get some recommendations in the...

The language of Francis … and Vincent

The language of Francis … and Vincent

According to someone who knows him well,  the Auxiliary Bishop of Buenos Aires, Francis' actions reveal  five characteristics of Francis -  simplicity, approachability, continuity and fidelity to the Magisterium, tenderness and service. Those who know him closely say...

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