Telling my parents that I wanted to do a year of service after graduation was one of the most stressful things I’ve had to do in my life.
Vincentians of Wherever
Have you ever bothered to study the long term results of your youth and young adult program?
Living simply, caring for our planet and conserving resources, … are just a few of the ways we continue to live out the charism.
The new Youth Task Force of the Vincentian Family identified four key components of their mission, around which they began to create a shared language: direct service/relationship with those living in poverty; inspired by and appreciative of the love of God; universally inclusive; and charity and justice.
This year, continuing their Just Art program and noting that 40% of people experiencing homelessness in Victoria are under 25 years of age, “Vinnies Victoria” is putting the spotlight on youth poverty.
Living a conscious life is not enough. This smacks of an overly individualistic and psychologized approach to Christianity (and Vincentian spirituality) that ends in narcissism of popularized and minimized Buddhism.
So what does this mean for us in our daily lives? Where can we have compassion outside of our circles in order to build community? Are we really in tune with the needs of our community members?
In Mark 10, when Jesus asks a blind man what he wants Jesus to do for him, the man responds, “Rabbi, I want to see.” In these Lenten days, I believe that we, too, are invited to ask Jesus for the same grace.
Meet Me at the Mission: Vincentian Heritage Initiative is an invitation for you to explore what it means to be a Vincentian leader!
I recently read a quote that struck me, “Love is choosing to serve someone and be with someone in spite of there [imperfections]. ” My time at Epiphany has been both challenging and rewarding; each day I am reminded of the power and beauty of love and compassion. The...
Recently, thanks to the folks in Campus Ministry, I had a great conversation with Bishop Malone and 18 other students. We had a chance to ask about current events, situations in schools, and just hang with the Bishop, which was a blast. This meeting gave me the...
I've known theologian Karis Slattery since she was twelve. I watched her grow into a woman and a friend. She's an artist, an athlete, and always a God-seeker. Growing up in a Vincentian parish, she became an ally to the marginalized, even as her own Church...