“We need a conversion which includes everyone since the environmental challenge we are undergoing and its human roots, concern and affect us all.”
The Pope Video • For a Life of Prayer
by .famvin | Dec 5, 2020 | Church, Formation, Reflections
“The Pope Video” series continues! Watch the latest 2-minute installment: For a Life of Prayer.
The Cost of “Preferential Option for the Poor”
by John Freund, CM | Dec 4, 2020 | Formation, Justice and Peace, Reflections, Vincentian Family
Forty years ago, four women gave their lives as part of their preferential option for the poor. Read their own words. It should take just about 40 seconds.
Can You Say No to Pope Francis on September 1?
by John Freund, CM | Aug 27, 2016 | Church, News, Pope
September 1, Pope Francis asks us to pray for creation. Last year Pope Francis declared September 1st as the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. Pope Francis states that “The annual World Day of Prayer...
Pope’s Intention – Sports, a Culture of Encounter
by John Freund, CM | Aug 6, 2016 | Church, News, Pope
“Sports make it possible to build a culture of encounter among everyone for a world of peace,” says the Holy Father. “I dream of sports as the practice of human dignity, turned into a vehicle of fraternity. Do we exercise together this prayer intention?” On the...
A Mischievous Pope
by Javier F. Chento | Jul 18, 2016 | News, Pope, Reflections
Last Wednesday, July 13, Pope Francis did one of those amazing acts that we are getting used to. The media said that, after attending a routine visit to the dentist, he asked the driver of his Ford Focus, instead of returning directly to his offices, to deviate a...
Pope Francis’ calls to aid Syrian families: A Vincentian Family Response
by Elizabeth Astridge | Jun 4, 2016 | Church, News, Pope
Pope Francis is urging Catholics to aid those who are suffering in Syria due to the ongoing conflict in the country, both in prayer and by taking in refugee families. Last Wednesday, June 1 (International Children's Day), Pope Francis called on Catholics and Orthodox...
Do Vincentians have the smell of sheep?
by John Freund, CM | May 14, 2016 | Formation, Reflections
Few visitors to the Internet have not read about Pope Francis telling priests to “be shepherds with the smell of sheep." “The priest who seldom goes out of himself … misses out on the best of our people, on what can stir the depths of his priestly heart. … This is...
Francis models pastoral care of the homeless
by John Freund, CM | May 7, 2016 | Church, Formation, Spirituality and Spiritual Practice
Pope Francis not only raises consciousness about those who are homeless but in so many ways models comprehensive pastoral care of the homeless. After reading the following what questions does it raise for Vincentian Family ministries with the homeless. The Pope’s...
Vincentian Families: #IamVincent
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Apr 14, 2016 | Formation, Reflections
Vincentian Families need to take note of Pope Francis' Amoris Laetitia from a particular point of view. One of the founding members of the works of the Center for FaithJustice and it's "worX" programs, Mike Laskey continues to reflect his Holy Cross and Vincentian...
The Tweetable Pope
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Mar 8, 2016 | News, Pope, Social, Social Media
Tweetable. It means that the things you say can capture the imagination in 140 characters or less! Certainly, Pope Francis qualifies. MillenialJournal, which characterizes itself as "young Catholics -- ancient faith -- new century," has published an interview with...
Invitation to a mini-retreat with the Pope
by John Freund, CM | Mar 5, 2016 | Church, Formation, Reflections
Ten questions for the Vincentian Family...and for the Pope and his Curia. I recently saw notice that Pope Francis and members of the Roman Curia will spend March 6 through March 10 at the Casa Divin Maestro in Ariccia, Italy. But what really struck me was the set of...