see•judge•act method

“Seeing” – the Necessary Beginning of Systemic Change

St. Vincent’s pastoral insight was “See, Judge and Act.” It all began with “Seeing”!

Is there a Vincentian Influence on the Youth Synod?

Is there a Vincentian Influence on the Youth Synod? The answer is...No.. and, very definitely, Yes! If by influence you mean is there a member of the Vincentian Family at the Synod in Rome, the answer is I do not know of any. But there are many ways of influencing. In...

Seeing Better and Systemic Change

In his wonderful new book Vincentian Meditations, Tom McKenna has a chapter on “seeing better.” He asks “what does standing under Vincent’s influence do to an individual?” And one response is that one can see better. That can mean many things but it might would...

Bullfights and Systemic Change

It caught my eye immediately. A statue on his desk—a bullfight scene. But not what you would expect. This one was strikingly different—here the bull was sitting on the matador holding him down! Talk about the unexpected. A paradigm shift? No, a complete reversal! We...
See – Judge – Act…Disrupt and Rebuild!

See – Judge – Act…Disrupt and Rebuild!

Fr. John Freund has covered the topic on .famvin many times: See – Judge – Act. It has been covered with regards to Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si, and in a three-part series in relation to Systemic Change. It is a reflection/action process that is very familiar...

Pope Francis – See, Judge, Act

Pope Francis – See, Judge, Act

Pope Francis - See, Judge, Act    A prominent theologian remarks on the structure of the encyclical Laudato Si of Pope Francis. He points to the See - Judge - Act methodology. The following highlights this methodology for the followers of St. Vincent de Paul and...

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