Articles for Year of Consecrated Life

Honoring our Prophets

Father Pat Griffin concludes his series, Considering Consecrated Life, with a final post  dedicated to Honoring our Prophets. This week, we come to the end of the Year of Consecrated Life, but its blessings continue.  Along that line, the scripture readings from this...

A Consecrated Life – Father Patrick Griffin

Each member of the Vincentian Family—as all Christians–bears a consecration to God…

Personal judgment

In his weekly series "Considering Consecrated Life" Father Pat Griffin reflects on Personal Judgment. At the daily Eucharist during this past week, the First Book of Samuel provided the first reading.  We heard the interesting story of the origin and commissioning of...

God’s Beloved Child

Remember how God whispered to us on the day of our Baptism: you are my beloved child, I am pleased with you.

Fr. Patrick Griffin – Be Happy

Fr. Patrick Griffin – Be Happy

"Be Happy" is the theme of this week's reflection by Father Patrick Griffin in his series Considering Consecrated Life Although we have moved on culturally, liturgically we remain in the Christmas Season. In these next days, rarely will you or I wish someone a “Merry...

A Consecrated Life – Father Patrick Griffin

A Cry in the Silence

A Cry in the Silence - Another reflection in Fr. Pat Griffin's series Considering Consecrated Life Of all the songs associated with the Christmas season, is any one more widely known or sung than “Silent Night”?   I think that every Christmas pageant or show which I...

Be who you are

Be who you are

Be who you are - Father Pat Griffin offers this reflection in his series on Considering Consecrated Life The role of John the Baptist is to prepare the way for Christ. His responsibility is to help people get themselves ready to listen and follow when Christ...

A Child Among Us

A Child Among Us

“A Child Among Us” Considering Consecrated Life My grandnephew Wes (Weston) was born on December 12th, 2014.  Last year at Thanksgiving he was a big bump in the center of my niece-in-law, Lili.  Thus, at Thanksgiving this year, he was not quite one year old, being two...

An Open Door Policy – Fr. Pat Griffin

An Open Door Policy – Fr. Pat Griffin

“An Open Door Policy” Considering Consecrated Life:  The images and symbols surrounding the Holy Year of Mercy make my head swim with content and possibility.  When my brain slows down, three favored images emerge at this point in my reflection.  All of them have a...

Thanks for Listening

Thanks for Listening

“Thanks for Listening” writes Pat Griffin in his series on Considering Consecrated Life Brandon Stanton is a young, New York Times’ bestselling author with three books in print. He draws over 15 million followers on Facebook. His ambition, he says, is to take...

Father Pat Griffin on costumes

Father Pat Griffin on costumes

Father Pat Griffin continues his series Considering Consecrated Life with a reflection on costumes. “Costumes” In many areas, Halloween for children involves costume parties on that morning/afternoon more than wandering the streets “trick-or-treating.”  In some...

Father Pat Griffin reflects on Kindness

Father Pat Griffin reflects on Kindness

Continung his series on Considering Consecrated Life Father Pat Griffin reflects on Kindness The promulgation date for Nostra Aetate was October 28, 1965.  Like the other texts of Vatican II, it looks to its 50th anniversary in this year.  This document, of course,...

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