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Lifting the Veil (Is. 25: 6-8; Phil 4:20; Mt 22:1-14)

One of the favorite images seen all through the Scriptures is the feast, the sumptuous banquet overflowing, as Isaiah pictures it, with “juicy, rich food and choice wines.”

A Collaborative Witness (Luke 8:1-3)

Certainly the words and actions of such groups are meant to proclaim God’s Kingdom, but their very collaboration is itself an announcement of the Message.

Magis (Matthew 20:1-16)

There is the Jesuit one-word motto, “magis,” the Latin for “more,” meant to remind them that God is always “more than,” always greater.  But greater than what?

Sacramental Speaking and Listening (Ezekiel, 33; Matthew, 18)

A question often on the lips of a believer: where and how is God present in my life?

On Noticing (Amos 6; Lk.16:19-31)

Expecting and Seeing

Expecting and Seeing (Matthew 13:13) Some time ago I went to see a touring art exhibit featuring Monet’s water lilies. Laid out in three big murals that were hung together, it wrapped around the room to give the visitor a sense of being right there at the pond’s edge....

On Noticing (Amos 6; Lk.16:19-31)

The Vincentian Witness

The Vincentian Witness Not that God needs it, but in today's culture do you ever get the urge to stand up for God? A spiritual writer recounted a conversation with a college friend after not seeing him for years. After catching up, the friend told him he had heard the...

On Noticing (Amos 6; Lk.16:19-31)

Vincent’s Praying-Acting Cycle

Vincent’s Praying-Acting Cycle Years ago I heard Fr. Robert Maloney say something about St. Vincent de Paul I never forgot. “Hardly have I ever read somebody who could come down on one side of an issue and then 50 pages later say something the exact opposite.” And...

On Noticing (Amos 6; Lk.16:19-31)

To Be A Gospel Sign

To Be A Gospel Sign (John 6:30) In John’s gospel, the crowd in Capernaum asks Jesus, “What sign can you do for us?” To catch the full meaning here, it’s important to know John’s special use of the word ‘sign.’ He doesn’t mean it in the ordinary sense of one thing that...

400-Year Legacy of Charity & Vincentian Spirituality

400-Year Legacy of Charity & Vincentian Spirituality

Did you know that on the grounds of St. Vincent’s Seminary and the Vincentian Family Office in Philadelphia, adjacent to the Shrine of the Miraculous Medal, there is a more than 100-year-old oak tree grown from a seed of St. Vincent’s oak which still stands near his...

On Noticing (Amos 6; Lk.16:19-31)

Emmaus and The Eucharist

Emmaus and The Eucharist (Lk 24:13-35) Many people’s favorite story in the New Testament is the one of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. It contains so much of everyone’s experience of what it is to believe -- and certainly touches on the belief of a...

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