Reflections

A Vincentian View: Out of your Mind

Has anyone ever accused you of being “out of your mind?” 

A Vincentian View: Ordinary Time

Our liturgical year has again arrived at its longest season.  After the preparation of Advent draws us into the joyful celebration of Christmas, we move to “ordinary time” until Lent leads us into the Easter Season and Pentecost.

A Vincentian View: Look Inside and Outside

The flow of our celebrations in these weeks invite us to a place in the middle. Two feasts attract our attention and border out reflections.

A Vincentian View: A Message for the Baptist

Are you surprised when John sends some of his disciples to Jesus to ask him who he is?

A Vincentian View: Windows on St. Joseph

A Vincentian View: Windows on St. Joseph

A Vincentian View: Windows on St. Joseph On many occasions, I have mused on the beautiful stained glass windows in our St. Thomas More Church on the Queens’ campus of St. John’s University.  Sometimes, I will go to the Church to pray, and my attention gets drawn to a...

A Vincentian View: Hope in Ashes

A Vincentian View: Hope in Ashes

A Vincentian View: “Hope in Ashes” When I play poker, I do so solely for enjoyment.  You can tell that by some of the games which I will play.  One may be familiar to you: “Blind Man’s Bluff.”  In this poker game, each player receives one card face down.  Then...

A Vincentian View: An Examined Life

A Vincentian View: An Examined Life

A Vincentian View: “An Examined Life” Socrates wrote: “The unexamined life is not worth living.”  The sentiment gives color and force to the desire for making a retreat, a nightly examen, a preparation for the sacrament of reconciliation, a heartfelt psalm of thanks. ...

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