Articles for Vincentian

A Vincentian Version of the Super Bowl?

Ultimately our mission as followers of Christ the Evangelizer of the poor is to help our brothers and sisters across the finish line of awareness that we are brothers and sisters because we are sons and daughters of God.

Vincentian Virtues for Moms

  Admittedly I have been tremendously influenced by Vincentians in my adult life. Prior to that, I had known of the ministry of the Vincentians (read: I had heard of the St. Vincent de Paul Society) since I was little. Unfortunately, that probably remains the...

A Web “Game” for Thinking About Homelessness

The homeless simulation/online “game” called “Hobson’s Choice” is designed to help people understand what it might be like to try to survive being homeless.

The Inauguration of Jesus… and Vincentians

In Luke 4, we hear Jesus saying what this will look like. What will Jesus’ ministry as the Messiah entail? What does he intend to do? What are his plans and priorities? Jesus tells us, in very direct and succinct terms.

From Value to Virtue: Passion

From Value to Virtue: Passion

To say #IamVincent means to live a life of virtue. Actually, it means to live a life of five essential virtues. The fifth is Zeal: the virtue of passion. With a desire to encourage love and respect for the poor, the Rule of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society refers to...

From Value to Virtue: Humility

From Value to Virtue: Humility

To say #IamVincent means to live a life of virtue. Actually, it means to live a life of five essential virtues. The second is Humility: the virtue of nearness. In view of our desire to promote love and respect toward the poor, the Rule of the Society of St. Vincent de...

From Value to Virtue: Simplicity

From Value to Virtue: Simplicity

To say #IamVincent means to live a life of virtue. Actually, it means to live a life of five essential virtues. The first is Simplicity: the virtue of transparency. In listing the virtues that Vincentians have to cultivate in order to follow Vincent de Paul and in...

Vincent de Paul: Importance of Prayer

Vincent de Paul: Importance of Prayer

Sr. Carol Schumer, D.C. provides a prayer service for September with the theme “Vincent de Paul: Importance of Prayer”.  Vincent ends many of his letters asking the recipient to pray for him.He uses phrases such as: “Remember me in your prayers”  (#76 To the Pastor of...

Will you pray for creation?

Will you pray for creation?

Pope Francis has asked all to prayer for creation on September 1. Pope Francis wishes to remind us that: “Christians are called to an ecological conversion whereby the effects of their encounter with Jesus Christ become evident in their relationship with the world...

Being Authentically Catholic and Vincentian

Being Authentically Catholic and Vincentian

https://vimeo.com/47463602 Fr. Dennis Holtschneider, CM asks "Every generation has to think about the mission and purpose of the Institution...how are we most authentically Vincentian carrying on the mission that Vincent began?" This is the question that every branch...

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