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Praying With Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

Is all prayer something that we have to set aside specific times for? Not really! How about praying in short bursts as an image comes to our minds?

Go Out To All The World

Just as the members of the early Church were called to bring 'The Way' to all peoples of the day, so are we called to bring Christ into our world today.  This  pre-Pentecost theme will be the last submission of the series of reflections on The Gospel Of Joy that ran...

No To An Economy Of Exclusion

 No To An Economy Of Exclusion - A visual meditation on Pope Francis and Joy of the Gospel. As we stand in the middle of the Easter season between Palm Sunday and Pentecost, are we allowing ourselves to be changed by the miraculous events of the risen Jesus?  Are not...

Infinite sadness, infinite love

Pope Frances states that: "A true missionary, who never ceases to be a disciple, knows that Jesus walks with him, speaks to him, breathes with him, works with him." In this post-resurrection period, can we, like the disciples of Emmaus have our infinite sadness cured...
Holding On To Joy Amidst Criticism

Holding On To Joy Amidst Criticism

Holding On To Joy Amidst Criticism - Sr. Ellen LaCapria, DC continues her weekly visual prayer reflection. As we enter this holy time of eucharistic revelation, crucifixion and the joy of resurrection our heads are rightly spinning. In the span of three days we are...

With blood on our hands?

With blood on our hands?

The somber realization that the crucifixion of innocent humans happens on a daily basis is sobering.  We are approaching a week that encompasses our salvation history, including the hope of the eucharistic banquet, the healing of the crucifixion (by his wounds we are...

Ambiguity – Being credible and the common good

Ambiguity – Being credible and the common good

Digital artist Sr. Ellen LaCapria, D.C. offers a visual aid to enter into contemplation about ambiguity. This image arose from her reflection on #65 in  Pope Francis’ Gospel of Joy and is the fourth installment of her weekly artistic variations on her community seal....

“Are you listening?”

“Are you listening?”

As part of her ongoing series devoted to visual prayer digital artist Sr. Ellen LaCapria, D.C. offers another visual aid to enter into contemplation about the art of listening. This image arose from her reflection on Pope Francis’ Gospel of Joy and is the third...

“The Excluded Are Still Waiting”

“The Excluded Are Still Waiting”

Digital artist Sr. Ellen LaCapria, D.C. offers a visual aid to enter into contemplation about those excluded and trapped in cycles of poverty. This image arose from her reflection on Pope Francis' Gospel of Joy. This is the second installment of her weekly artistic...

Branches of the Vincentian Family

The Vincentian Family in its broadest sense, includes any associations of the laity or religious who have St. Vincent de Paul as their founder, patron, or inspiration. For brief description of some major branches visit VinFormation Click here to see the Family Tree in...

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