Reflections

A Vincentian View: A Vincentian Crèche

An invitation from the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy asked me to create a reflection for their digital Advent + Christmas crèche calendar for 2022

A Vincentian View: Thanks for Saving Us

In the Gospel of the day, we hear the crucified Christ ridiculed at the end of his life.  Listen to the way in which each group mocks Jesus.

A Vincentian View: Precious in God’s Sight

The stories in Luke 15 (the lost sheep, coin and son) forcefully draw our attention to our importance in the eyes of God.

A Vincentian View: If you see something, do something

All of us have become familiar with the incentive that has become part of our national effort to protect each other and our country:  “If you see something, say something.” 

A Vincentian View: A Season of Yes

A Vincentian View: Payback

A Vincentian View “Payback” Imagine a world in which everyone had all that they needed, not too much and never too little.  No one was hungry—there was always enough food.  No one was naked—adequate clothing was available to all.  No one needed shelter—everyone had a...

A Vincentian View: A Season of Yes

A Vincentian View: Giving Your Best

A Vincentian View “Giving Your Best” I have been on vacation for the past two weeks.  I feel fortunate that these were the two weeks of the Olympic Games.  During the first week, I was with my two sisters and my brother’s family in Northboro, MA.  We spent much of the...

A Vincentian View: A Season of Yes

A Vincentian View: Listening

A Vincentian View: Fr. Patrick J. Griffin, CM “Listening” Do you set aside books which you say that you are going to read when you get the chance?  I try to do that during the summer.  There are, of course, junk novels which I select for guilty pleasure, but there are...

A Vincentian View: A Season of Yes

A Vincentian View: More

A Vincentian View Fr. Patrick J. Griffin, CM “More” At the center of the Queens’ campus of St. John’s University stands the eleven year old Church of St. Thomas More.  The majority of the funding for the Church came from an alumnus of the Law School, and he also...

A Vincentian View: A Season of Yes

A Vincentian View: The Loving Father

In this “Year of Mercy,” a consideration of the lessons which the Father teaches in the parable of “the Prodigal Son” cannot be denied. Sometimes, when I speak to groups of parents about this story, they place blame on the Father.  They say: “He was too lenient and...

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