Articles for Vincentians of Wherever

Formed as an Ally of the Poor • Vincentians of Wherever @NiagaraUniv

Testimonies of people from Vincentian institutions let us know that there are other Vincentians, tirelessly working on behalf of the poor, all over the place. Vincentians of... Wherever. One of them is Dr. Kimber Leigh Shelton. After earning a B.S. and B.A. at Roberts...

Nicholas Volk • Find a need. Ask what you can do to help. And do it. #IamVincent

Nicholas Volk died peacefully surrounded by his family on August 9. Loving husband of Barbara and father to Rebecca (Martin), Nicholas (Kimberley), Gregory (Donna), Timothy (Nancy), Cecelia (Sean), and Jennifer (Chris) and nine wonderful grandchildren Monica, Aaron,...

Radical Vincentian Hospitality

My friend Kerry Alys Robinson writes in an America Magazine article entitled "Why Catholics are called to radical hospitality in these political times," Today, in the midst of acrimonious national disagreement, in the face of heightened anxiety especially for...

The Pile of Rocks: A Camino Reflection

I picked up a rock from the shore of Lake Superior to leave on a mountain in the north of Spain. That’s normal, right? This wasn’t just any rock. It was the most-perfect skipping rock, and though Lake Superior produces many skipping rocks, this one fit my hand just...
Reusable items that are “2 Good 2 Toss”

Reusable items that are “2 Good 2 Toss”

“2 Good 2 Toss,” a Niagara University service program intended to keep reusable items out of landfills, raised $2,334.20 this May for the Office of Campus Ministry and the St. Vincent de Paul Society. For the fourth straight year, members of NU’s Vincentian Mission...

The Company of a Winding River

The Company of a Winding River

Few things in nature compare to the company of a winding river. There is a special posture of presence, an invitation to prayer, when one enters a river space. It is the paradox of rushing and calm—a simultaneous acceptance of great mystery paired with rooted...

Broken Open and Rebuilt

Broken Open and Rebuilt

I find that people have a keen sense of recognizing when something significant has happened in a person’s life, and that they want to ask about it. The problem, however is often –words. “How was your semester abroad?” “How was the wedding? “The funeral?” “What was...

Not Every Group Says #IamVincent

Not Every Group Says #IamVincent

https://youtu.be/QB-rRuy3_bU Every group has its own past, present and future. Summertime (in the northern hemisphere) is a time when many young adults give their time in service. LeaderworX is one of those programs -- and dear to my heart -- with a storied past, a...

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