Articles for Pentecost

The Church must always surprise – Pope Francis

Is there any doubt that those in the upper room were surprised by the Spirit? Probably not. So maybe we should not be surprised when Pope Francis writes… “The Church must always surprise”.

Jesus Promised the Disciples the Explosive Power of “Dynamite”

The word “power” that Jesus used when He told His disciples, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you…” has the same Greek root as the English word “dynamite.”

A Source of Vincentian Reflection on Pentecost

As I was thinking Pentecost thoughts I focused on the passage in Acts. 'It will come to pass in the last days,' God says, 'that I will pour out a portion of my spirit upon all flesh. Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your young men shall see visions, your...

Thoughts on Pentecost

Souls that are truly poor and desirous of serving God should place their trust in the coming of the Holy Spirit within them believing that, finding no resistance in them, He will give them the disposition necessary to accomplish the holy will of God which should be...
Thoughts on Pentecost

Thoughts on Pentecost

Souls that are truly poor and desirous of serving God should place their trust in the coming of the Holy Spirit within...

St. Louise received the Light of Pentecost (her “Lumière” Experience)

St. Louise received the Light of Pentecost (her “Lumière” Experience)

On the feast of Pentecost, June 4, 1623, Louise, while at prayer, had a vision in which she saw herself serving the poor and living the evangelical counsels in community. She wrote this “lumière”, or Pentecost experience, on parchment and carried it with her as a reminder that despite her difficulties, God was guiding her life.

A Vincentian Vernacular

A Vincentian Vernacular

“A Vincentian Vernacular” Another reflection In Patrick Griffin's series "Considering Consecrated Life" For emphasis, we choose significant “years” to begin and end on certain dates. Thus, Pope Francis decided that the “Year of Consecrated Life,” would begin on the...

Breathing our first at last

Pentecost Sunday (B), May 24, 2015 – Acts 2, 1-11; 1 Cor 12, 3b-7. 12-13; Jn 20, 19-23 They were astounded (Acts 2, 7) We are given a share in the divine breath so that we may be created anew according to the full stature of Christ. God blew the breath of life into...

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