I like the term “guardian.” It has an association with St. Joseph. Frequently he receives the title “Guardian of the Lord” and “Guardian of the Holy Family.”
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In this year when Pope Francis has invited us to pay special assistance to the patriarch of the Holy Family, we have probably already heard the expression “Go to Joseph.”
One of my favorite lines in the psalms rests within Psalm 95. The prayer starts with a wonderful summon to the people to praise.
My friends, the whole story during this holy season invites us to strengthen our faith within our closest community and to express it in the widest world.
This year something different in the Christmas readings captured my prayer and attention. Perhaps it suggests the times and the disposition of my mind and heart.
We can recognize the effort and success that people of good will exert to move us beyond the moment and onto the right track.
Two readings that regularly show up towards the end of the liturgical year capture my imagination.
Right now, healing, hope, and life mix together in my head and heart. They rest firmly within the Gospel message, and find application in our Vincentian charism.
Let us commit to clothing ourselves in an attitude that will help us to “turn the medal over”.
The pleasure of reading Vincentian authors on the meaning of Christ for Vincent, of looking at Vincent’s own writings and preaching, and of studying the events of his life has tendered me a blessing
Scholars generally divide the 23rd Psalm, the so-called Shepherd’s Psalm, into two parts.
In this academic year, St. John’s University, where I minister, celebrates its 150th anniversary.