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Under the Influence
by John Freund, CM | Mar 5, 2015 | Formation, Sisters of Charity
Under the influence of the Holy Spirit
Snowflakes, and Vows, that wake up the world
by John Freund, CM | Feb 22, 2015 | Formation, Sisters of Charity
Although community is largely what draws me to this vocation, I did not previously understand how deeply woven it is into poverty, celibacy and obedience.
Pope: “Be merciful pastors not functionaries”
by John Freund, CM | Apr 22, 2013 | Pope
(Vatican Radio)On the 50th World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis ordained ten men to the priesthood for the diocese of Rome at Sunday Mass in St Peter’s basilica, mandating them to ‘build the house of God, which is the Church, in word and example’. Emer...
Vincentian Vocations on Pinterest
by John Freund, CM | Feb 27, 2013 | Congregation of the Mission, Social
There is a new Pinterest board devoted to Vincentian Vocations. It currently has some 33 boards, 763 pins, and 40 followers. It looks like it is time to compile a list of boards devoted to Vincentian Family themes. Let us know if you would like your Vincentian Family...
The power of the Gospel
by Ross Dizon | Feb 9, 2013 | Reflections
The episode of a surprising and unexpected catch of fish in the Sea of Galilee has been edited by the evangelist Luke to encourage the Church when it experiences that all its efforts to communicate its message fail. What we are told is very clear: we should put our...
Catholic College Influences Vocations
by John Freund, CM | Jan 26, 2013 | Uncategorized
Catholic College Influences Choice To Become Nun, Brother, Suggests CARA Study Average age of those professing perpetual vows is 39 After Caucasians, Asians form largest group entering religious orders Half recently professed didn't consider religious life until older...
Vocation call – Gangnam style
by John Freund, CM | Jan 14, 2013 | Vincentian Family
You don't have to understand the Indonesian language to understand this 8 minute video which begins with young Vincentians celebrating "gangnam" style and portraying the Vincentian story. http://youtu.be/DpGoXdS99C4 For those not familiar with gangnam suffice it to...
Discerning vocation – “it’s not complicated”
by John Freund, CM | Jan 14, 2013 | Uncategorized
Contrary to the Facebook designation of relationships "its not complicated". During Vocation Awareness Week here are three simple questions to reflect on... Joy: Where is your deepeest joy? As you look back on your lift experiences, what are that things you have done...
National Vocation Awareness Week
by John Freund, CM | Jan 13, 2013 | Uncategorized
January 13-19, 2013 marks the annual week-long celebration of the Catholic Church in the United States dedicated to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate and consecrated life through prayer and education, and to renew our prayers and support for those who are...
Why join a so-called “dying community”?
by John Freund, CM | Jan 7, 2013 | Daughters of Charity, Vincentian Family
Amanda Kern writes, "The question is.....why would a healthy 20-something join a community like this, a community where the average age is in the 70s, a community where she may soon see Sisters she knows and loves forget who she is? Why not join a community where the...
Using film to contemplate Religious Life
by John Freund, CM | Jan 5, 2013 | Uncategorized
Cinema, the Vows, Mission, Communion, Spirituality – using film to contemplate Religious Life As we approach Vocation Awareness week, January 13-19, Sr. Rose Pacatte, respected Catholic film critic writes, "Over the last year or so I prepared these lists for the...