Exploring Contemporary Implications – Vincentian-Setonian Heritage
Vincentian leadership 2015 – Inclusive decision-making
by John Freund, CM | Jan 14, 2015 | Vincentian Family
What stories have you heard about Vincent de Paul and his style of communication and decision-making? Who for you stands out as someone who is a “wise” person? Would you describe Vincent as “wise’? If so, what characteristics come to mind?
30 seconds with St. Vincent
by John Freund, CM | Jan 13, 2015 | Vincentian Family
What do you think Vincent is asking of you no matter state of life you are in?
Saturday Study Hall – Trivializing the Vincentian Charism
by John Freund, CM | Feb 14, 2014 | Formation
“I think that we trivialize our charism and tradition, if we limit it to mean only works of service” Gertrude Foley SC
What the Daughters of Charity pray about
by John Freund, CM | Feb 7, 2014 | Daughters of Charity
Each day the Daughters of Charity Province of St. Louise post thoughts taken from the writings of Vincent and Louise which they use as inspiration for prayer. Here is a recent sample... FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2014 “I never weary of praying to our good God for you, so...
Vincent and Louise on varieties of martyrdom
by John Freund, CM | Jan 20, 2014 | Uncategorized
FamVin is happy to present this translation into English of an article on martyrdom by Corpus Juan Delgado, CM. It looks at the concept of martyrdom as it appears in the writings of Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac. The concept is examined from the...
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
Formation Friday – Vincentian Stocking stuffers
by John Freund, CM | Dec 19, 2013 | Systemic change, Vincentian Family
"Tis the season to give... games!" St. VIncent is quoted as saying we " should mix the useful and the agreeable." VinFormation offers just that - games that provide an opportunity to test knowledge and skills while gently educating players about various aspects of...
In a new voice…”Who are the poor?”
by John Freund, CM | Dec 11, 2013 | Uncategorized
A stay-at-home-Mom offers her expanded answer to "who are the poor?" The poor are our teachers! Jeannie Ewing , writes personally and powerfully ...."My understanding of “poverty” has evolved over the past year or so. Like most people, when I heard the word “poor,” my...
Immaculate Conception in Vincentian Tradition
by John Freund, CM | Dec 8, 2013 | Uncategorized
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 The video... http://youtu.be/C_XkQ2ffNxI From the feature on VinFormation.......
Gaudium Evangelii – Vincentian Challenge
by John Freund, CM | Dec 1, 2013 | Vincentian Family
After reading Pope Francis' exhortation I can appreciate why someone is reported to have said that it is best read on one's knees. I have also found so many themes that Vincent, Louise, Frederic, Elizabeth and all our holy ones lived by. I was going to try to make...
Experience of Vincent de Paul – Tim WIlliams
by John Freund, CM | Oct 11, 2013 | Uncategorized
Tim Williams CM , Director of the Daughters of Charity in Australia, reflects on the THE EXPERIENCE OF VINCENT DE PAUL October 6, 2013 There are many facets to the life and spirituality of Vincent de Paul, whose feast we celebrated on September 27. One very...