A letter from Ukraine on situation of the members of the Congregation of the Mission

S letter of Father Jan Trzop, C.M, the former Provincial of the Vice-Province of St. Cyril and Methodius, who has been working in Ukraine for many years, in which he describes the current situation in all the Vincentian communities in Ukraine.

St. Vincent de Paul and Peace

Saint Vincent, who had dedicated his life to the poor, was especially concerned about those persons who were overwhelmed by war.

St. Vincent Experienced War

St. Vincent was painfully aware of the dire situations he faced and the rich nuances of Vincent’s response. What can we learn from Vincent and Pope Francis’ responses?

Vincentian Prayer Images: The Cries of the Poor Then and Now

The hardships of war emptied out the homes of the poor in Vincent’s day. How will we work for those driven from their homes today?

Being Vincentian in Aleppo

World War III not far fetched – Pope Francis

“Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres, destruction… How is this possible? It is so because in today’s world, behind the scenes, there are interests, geopolitical strategies, lust for money and power, and there is the manufacture and sale of arms.”

D-Day – Perspectives from the Vincentian Tradition

D-Day plus 70!

On this anniversary of D- Day... What have we learned? What can we do? It was supposed to be “The War to end all wars” (Woodrow Wilson), John XXIII wrote and Encyclical ""Peace on Earth". "War, Never again war” (Paul VI), John Paul II wrote over 20 messages during his...

9/11 – What we learned

9/11 – What we learned

On September 11, 2001, the unthinkable happened to those of us who live in the United States. That day and the days that followed are forever etched in our memories. During that time, we learned so many things we wish we could forget. But even in the darkest moments,...

Vincent on war and peace

Vincent on war and peace

Faced with war what would Vincent do? We actually know the answer... thanks to a wonderful study done by David Carmona, CM (Spain)  After pointing out the similarities between Vincent's times and ours he presents excerpts from Vincent that show us what he actually...

Vincent on war and peace

Syria: moral dilemma

Syria: moral dilemma facing today’s leaders - Ethics of military action Ivor Roberts writes in the Tablet of  Britain.. After a suspected chemical weapons attack on his own people by the Assad regime in Syria, the clamour for the West to act is growing. But there is...

Vincentian perspectives on violence

Vincentian perspectives on violence

Given all the blood that is being shed today it might be easy to forget that Vincent was not no stranger to bloodshed and war. So it is legitimate to ask "What would Vincent do" (WWVD) or better yet, "What did Vincent do?" We are blessed with an article "Vincent de...

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