Mystic

The Mystical Journey of Louise de Marillac

Benito Martínez Betanzos, CM reflects on the mysticism of Saint Louise.

Interview with Fr. Robert Maloney, C.M. on his book “Mystic of Charity”

Watch an interview by Elena Grazini (Famvin Press Office, Rome) with Father Maloney about his latest book on St. Vincent de Paul, “Mystic of Charity”.

Who Is a “Real” Christian?

I hear a lot of arguments about who is a “real”  Christian or Catholic. Sometimes they sound suspiciously like the platforms of one or the other political party. They often remind me of Paul’s words. “Whenever someone says, “I belong to Paul,” and another, “I belong...

What We Know… and Forget… About St. Vincent

Vincent serves as a prime example of what Pope Francis calls an “open-eyed mystic”… whose prayer led to action and whose action led to prayer.

Mystic of Christ’s compelling charity

Mystic of Christ’s compelling charity

Jesus is the Lord of the harvest.  To work with him means to be a mystic of charity. To be a mystic of charity supposes, in the first place, that one is like Abraham or Martha.  Both avail of the moments of grace. Abraham opens his tent to travelers who are such...

Jesus was not a professor, teacher or mystic

Jesus was not a professor, teacher or mystic

“Jesus wasn’t a professor, a teacher or a mystic who kept away from people as He spoke from afar. No, he was among the people. He would let people touch Him and ask Him questions. That’s how Jesus is. He is close to the people.”

The Louise we did not know

Louise was a mystic... and that was what led her to serve the poor. In a well documented study "Saint Louise de Marillac, a mystic", Benito Martínez Betanzos, CM, comes to the conclusion that "Mysticism led Louise de Marillac to serve the poor." "Mysticism, if it is...

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