vincentian spirituality

A Faith Dynamic (Matthew 18:19-20)

“Listen and Respond.” If there ever were a pair of words to stir up action, these are the ones.

A Very Personal Question (Matthew 16:13-20)

To get at a pivotal question in Matthew’s 23rd chapter, consider the distinction between two types of answers, one standard and the other personal.

Prayer Visuals (I Kings: 19; Matthew: 14)

The Scriptures are filled with striking visuals for our lives of faith, and in particular for our lives of prayer. One is in chapter 19 of the Book of Kings, up on the mountain with the Prophet Elijah who is fleeing from the threats of Jezebel and her husband King...

Marian Spirituality and the Vincentian Charism

With the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary approaching, please enjoy this presentation based on the articles Marian Spirituality and the Vincentian Charism by Corpus Delgado, C.M., and The Blessed Virgin Mary in the Spiritual Experience of Saint...
“First Generation Disciples”(John 10: 14-15)

“I Have Seen and So Can Testify To…”

“I have seen and so can testify to…”                  (John 20)       So much of the New Testament is about witnessing.  “We have seen and testified to…the Eternal life that was revealed to us. We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard.” (1 John 1:1-2) In one way...

“First Generation Disciples”(John 10: 14-15)

The Right Focus

The Right Focus (Matthew 6) I came across an interview with a woman violinist who had just completed a concert and gotten rave reviews for it. The interviewer was asking her how she got to be so good, how she developed this great gift of letting the beauty of the...

“First Generation Disciples”(John 10: 14-15)

You Are Somebody

“You Are Somebody…”       (John 15) (Homily at the Farewell Mass for the departing members of the 2015/16 Vincentian Mission Corps, St. Louis) Jesus confides in His disciples today, “I have told you this, that your joy may be complete.” Or to put it another way: “I...

“First Generation Disciples”(John 10: 14-15)

Wonderful News. Blessed Are Those…

“Wonderful News.” Blessed Are Those…       Matthew 5 What if we were to take these Beatitude behaviors and attitudes as descriptions of the way things already are in the world, as if we were hearing Jesus giving a kind of analysis of society as it really is? We’d have...

“First Generation Disciples”(John 10: 14-15)

St. Louise: Moving Toward Love

St. Louise: Moving Toward Love (Is. 58: Mt. 25) There’s a famous quote attributed to Mark Twain: When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much...

“First Generation Disciples”(John 10: 14-15)

The Saints as Bibliography

The Saints as Bibliography      Acts 4:8 There’s a writer who characterizes the lives of the saints as “bibliographic entries onto the life of the Lord Jesus Christ.” A bibliography: a series of additions to the one story; i.e., variations on how Jesus’ story plays...

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