The "shadow side" refers to an area where little light falls. It is often used to refer to aspects of ourselves which...
Saturday Study Hall
Do you know poor people? Christ?
by John Freund, CM | May 23, 2014 | Formation
"The great tragedy of the church is not that rich Christians do not care about the poor but that rich Christians do...
Tell me what you pray for – I will tell you who you are.
by John Freund, CM | May 16, 2014 | Formation
What did Louise pray for? Who do we pray for? What does this say about us?
Saturday Study Hall – Vincentian women
by John Freund, CM | Feb 7, 2014 | Formation, Vincentian Family
Pope Francis has said ""Women are asking deep questions that must be addressed. The church cannot be herself without the woman and her role. The woman is essential for the church. Mary, a woman, is more important than the bishops." For this week's installment of...
Saturday Study Hall – Change in depth
by John Freund, CM | Jan 31, 2014 | Formation, Systemic change, Vincentian Family
The series "Saturday Study Hall" explores a topic in greater depth through the resources of the Vincentian Encyclopedia. (A counter-part, Formation Fridays, explores the more practical resources of VinFormation.) Many will find it particularly interesting to re-read...
Saturday Study Hall – Congregation of the Mission
by John Freund, CM | Jan 24, 2014 | Congregation of the Mission, Formation
Jan. 25, 1617 marks the foundation of the Congregation of the Mission when Vincent preached the famous sermon at Folleville. It was not formally set up until January 25, 1625. Initial impetus for foundation - Sermon at Folleville Foundation Day Vincentian...
Saturday Study Hall – How to know Vincent
by John Freund, CM | Jan 17, 2014 | Vincentian Family
What is the best way to study about Vincent? Although Vincent himself did not write books we do have about 4,000 letters and a a host of bibliographies. This edition of Saturday Study Hall offers Thomas Davitt, CM perspectives
Saturday Study Hall – Vincentian Family Saints
by John Freund, CM | Jan 11, 2014 | Spirituality and Spiritual Practice
"Study Hall" - echoes of earlier formal stages in our preparation for life. But as the Pope has recently reminded us formation is a lifelong task. In that spirit FamVin is beginning a new series "Saturday Study Hall" which for the most part will draw on articles in...