A Vincentian View: On the Way for a Visit

On the campus of both Niagara University and St. John’s University, identical life-size metal statues of the Blessed Mother stand outside in grassed areas.

A Vincentian View: Tongues of Fire

We live in a world and at a time that has much need for the energizing fire of the Holy Spirit.

A Vincentian View: A Time for Retreat

One of the Pilgrimage Festivals of Judaism is Shavuot.  It translates into English as “weeks’ and thus is sometimes called the “Feast of Weeks” as it marks the seven weeks (the “week of weeks”) between Passover and the feast. In Greek (and English), the translation...

A Vincentian View: The Good Shepherd

In the 23rd Psalm, the psalmist proclaims, “My shepherd is the Lord.”  I imagine that when Jesus prayed these words, he found a depiction of himself.

A Vincentian View: Synodality and Listening

A Vincentian View: The Childlike

A Vincentian View: The Childlike Some time ago I read a quotation from William Makepeace Thackeray and its truth holds a firm place in my mind:  “‘Mother’ is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children."  Whenever I am around small children—whether in...

A Vincentian View: Synodality and Listening

A Vincentian View: The Paraclete

A Vincentian View: The Paraclete Usually when I consider the word “Paraclete,” I think of “advocate” or “intercessor” or “counselor” or some such term.  “Paraclete” is, of course, one of the ways in which we often refer to the Holy Spirit.  As we approach the...