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.

A Heart’s Desire Griffin

A Heart’s Desire Griffin

Fr. Pat Griffin continues his series "Considering Consecrated Life" with a reflection on “A Heart’s Desire” The film “Amadeus” offers a compelling and colorful telling of the life of Mozart.  At its end, Salieri, who had been jealous of Mozart, characterizes himself...

The Journey – Fr. Pat Griffin

The Journey – Fr. Pat Griffin

In this reflection on “The Journey” Fr. Patrick Griffin continues his series of reflections "Considering Consecrated Life" Some may wonder what it was like in NY during the visit of Pope Francis. Let me offer one man’s experience . . . not of the privilege of being...

Family Values – Patrick Griffin, CM

Family Values – Patrick Griffin, CM

Fr. Patrick Grifin reflections on Family Values in his series on "Considering Consecrated Life". Two happenings can capture our attention during this year. We celebrate the “Year for Consecrated Life,” and we look forward to the “World Meeting of Families” which will...

Griffin “The Director’s Chair”

Griffin “The Director’s Chair”

Pat Griffin CM continues his series on Consecrated Life with this reflection on the Director's Chair. Recently, I took on a new role at St. John’s University. I have assumed the primary responsibility for the Vincentian Center for Church and Society (VCCS). With that...

Solidarity – Fr. Pat Griffin

Solidarity – Fr. Pat Griffin

Father Patrick Griffin CM reflects on “Solidarity” in his series devoted to Considering Consecrated Life In my last essay, I wrote about “blame” as it arises in the story of Aaron and the golden calf (Exod 32: 1-24).  This week, let me deal with an attitude which...

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