Did this artist capture Vincent’s sprit? What do our tables usually look like?
What Are Elements Of Structural Racism?
by John Freund, CM | Jun 17, 2020 | Formation, Justice and Peace, Reflections, Systemic change
What might be “Socially Acceptable” and “Not Socially Acceptable” elements of “structural” racism.
Vincentian Prayer Images: Vincent – Whose Lives Matter
by John Freund, CM | Jun 9, 2020 | Formation, Reflections, Vincentian Family
What do our tables say to us about whose lives matter?
Vincentian Prayer Images: The Cries of the Poor Then and Now
by John Freund, CM | Jun 2, 2020 | Formation, Reflections, Vincentian Family
The hardships of war emptied out the homes of the poor in Vincent’s day. How will we work for those driven from their homes today?
What Can an Arcade Game Teach Us About Ministry?
by John Freund, CM | Oct 9, 2019 | Formation, Reflections, Systemic change
Whack-a-mole has become something of a metaphor for a recurring problem that one never seems to get ahead of. How do we address recurring problems?
Getting Lost In the Details of Imitating Christ
by John Freund, CM | Oct 4, 2019 | Formation, Reflections
Vincent imitated Christ by seeking what Jesus sought… to be Good News to the poor and marginalized.
Who Shaped… and is Shaping the Church Today?
by John Freund, CM | Sep 20, 2019 | Formation, Reflections
Every time some idea was proposed at Vatican II which appeared new, I said to myself “Saint Vincent taught us that!” Sr. Guillemin, DC on her experience as an official “auditor” at Vatican II
Jesus the Rude Guest
by John Freund, CM | Sep 13, 2019 | Formation, Reflections
Popes Benedict and Francis call us to imitate God who reached out to us an invited all of us to sit at the table.
The Immaculate Conception: Vincentian Perspectives
by John Freund, CM | Dec 8, 2016 | Church, Formation, Spirituality and Spiritual Practice
VinFormation presents a prayerful video reflection on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception followed by a summary of Marian Spirituality and the Vincentian Charism by Corpus Delgado, C.M. Watch the video now... http://youtu.be/C_XkQ2ffNxI Read this excerpt from the...
Vincent and Gandhi – transformational leaders
by John Freund, CM | Mar 16, 2016 | Systemic change
Systemic change requires transformational leaders. They work with people to identify the needed change, creating a vision to guide the change through inspiration, and executing the change in tandem with committed members of the group." Both Gandhi and Vincent de...
“Standing in the Right Place,” With Vincent
by Vincentian Family Office | Sep 27, 2015 | Formation, Vincentian Family, Year of Vincentian Collaboration
“Standing in the Right Place,” With Vincent Father Tom McKenna, CM preached this homily at the St. Vincent's Day celebration for St Vincent's day homily to the Vincentian Family in New Orleans. In his letter on Consecrated Life this past year, Pope Francis pointed to...
St. Vincent’s tough questions on helping the poor
by John Freund, CM | Sep 5, 2015 | Formation
St.John's University professor Meghan Clark observes... "Vincent learned to ask the right questions. We can learn to evaluate the world around us by asking ourselves those same questions" She wrote the following in in the October 2014 issue of U.S. Catholic (Vol. 79,...