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A Vincentian View: Joseph and Psalm 1

Do you want to hear Joseph pray?  You might begin with Psalm 1.

A Vincentian View: The Grace of Graces

“We need only ask Saint Joseph for the grace of graces: our conversion” (PC p. 9).

A Vincentian View: The Fiat of St. Joseph

“In every situation, Joseph declared his own “fiat,” like those of Mary at the Annunciation and Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.”

A Vincentian View: Dreamers

Joseph, Vincent and Louise, Francis, and many others invite us to think about what is possible as we open our eyes to God’s grace for a different and better world.

A Vincentian View: Reconciliation

A Vincentian View: Family Gatherings

In the past two weeks, I have been to two important family events. One, a wedding in Milwaukee, enabled me to be surrounded by my brothers and sisters and their spouses for a few days.  It was wonderful to be together and talk about our parents and their children. I...

A Vincentian View: Reconciliation

A Vincentian View: In-Between Times

Vincentian View: In-Between Times We sometimes refer to that period which is sandwiched between two events as an “in-between” time. The occurrences which flank this interval often provide its character and purpose.  The unifying force of the interlude draws the two...

A Vincentian View: Reconciliation

A Vincentian View: The Smell

Vincentian View: “The Smell” All of us have heard the by-now famous statement of Pope Francis at a Chrism Mass where he told the gathered priests “Be shepherds with the smell of the sheep.”  To render “smell” as “scent” compromises the intent.  The earthy...

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