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A Vincentian View: The Synod and the Spirit

Whenever I have taught the Epistles of Paul or instructed lectors on these texts, I emphasize that one must read these letters as if they were addressed to oneself and to a Christian community gathered to hear them. 

A Vincentian View: Journeying Together – To Bethlehem

In an earlier post, I noted how the Holy Father’s summons to “synodality” attracts me.  His call to “journey together” reminds me of how often I travel alone and according to my own devices.  Who should be my companions on the way and what provisions should I bring? ...

A Vincentian View: Journeying Together – Joseph and Mary

Pope Francis has decided that an emphasis in our Catholic community for the next few years will focus our attention on the concept of “synodality.”

A Vincentian View: The Holy Name of Jesus

From the earliest days of my Catholic education, the good School Sisters of Notre Dame taught my young schoolmates and me to bow our heads when we said the name “Jesus.” 

Discover Fire

Discover Fire

The day will come when after harnessing space... the winds... the tides... gravitation... we shall harness for God the energy of love and for the second time in history we will have discovered fire. (Teilhard deChardin) So are you ready to play your part, set the...

September in the Vincentian Family

September in the Vincentian Family

September is one of the busier months in the Vincentian Family Calendar. The Vincentian Encyclopedia has background on these events. 2 - Bl. Louis-Joseph Francois,  Jean-Henri Gruyer and Pierre-Rene Rogue, Priests and Martyrs, 7 - Frank Duff joined the Society of...

Vincentian Family Worldwide

Vincentian Family Worldwide

From time to time it is good to re-present a Slideshare overview of the scope of the Worldwide Vincentian Family - branches, development, etc. It can provide an occasion for rejoicing in sharing a charism that is wider than any one branch and an invitation to learn...

Vincentian Family at WYD Vocations Fair

The World Youth Day (WYD) will be a time to meet with other young people who also want to follow Christ. It is also a moment of encounter with Christ himself, who wishes to speak to the heart of every young pilgrim. The Vincentian Family will be present at the...

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