Benito Martínez Betanzos, CM reflects on the mysticism of Saint Louise.
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Articles for Pentecost
Fr. Joe Agostino, international coordinator of the Vincentian Family Office, posted a video with an interesting reflection on this Pentecost.
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”.
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.”
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...
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...
Vincent was a "Pentecost person." https://youtu.be/J5tr4pqWIo4 The folks at Busted Halo say, "The Holy Spirit is the Love poured out for us..." Does the Love of Christ "impel you"? Do you listen the Spirit and follow the Spirit's lead? Are you a...
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.
How will I allow the Holy Spirit to transform my mind and heart, and ignite my will to serve Christ in the poor, in the days ahead?
“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...
St. Vincent surprised himself… and 17th century France! Can we allow ourselves to be surprised and become a surprising Church.
Pentecost celebrates the amazing power that… is forever re-chargeable. All we have to do is open ourselves to receive it.