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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…

60 Seconds with Sister – International

Several of our Sisters speak multiple languages. Hear a bit about what this brings to the Daughters of Charity international culture. https://youtu.be/ZYyaaUaBBv4 Catch more 60 Seconds with Sister videos from Daughters of Charity throughout the Year of Consecrated...

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...
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...

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