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Articles for Year of Faith

How did I live the Year of Faith?

On the threshold of the Year of Faith Sr. Catherine was stunned by a call to go to Turkey even though she did not speak the language. The story of this Year of Faith is recounted on the international website of the Daughters of Charity and begins..."How did I live the...

“Year of Faith” leads to “Formation Fridays”

As the Year of Faith draws to an end we at FamVin/VinFormation  end our monthly series of reflections "Year of Faith"  and begin a new weekly series "Formation Fridays". The Year of Faith was a call to deepen our faith and engage in evangelization. Formation Fridays...

Physician – “Working Mom” – Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

She wanted to be a missionary in Brazil, but this member of the Society of Vincent de Paul found sanctity as a physician and "working Mom". Continuing our Vincentian Year of Faith Series we feature the heroic modern saint, St. Gianna Beretta Molla (1922-1962). See the...

Door of Faith: St. Agostina Pietrantoni

St. Agostina is an inspiring example of the Vincentian blend of contemplation and action. She had a great devotion to the Mother of God, and her favorite prayer was the Rosary. She served the sick at Santo Spirito Hospital, saying: “We will lie down for such a long time after death that it is worthwhile to keep standing while we are alive. Let us work now; one day we will rest.”

New pontifical website for lay Catholics worldwide

The Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Laity is positioning its website as a resource for lay men and women ahead of Pope Benedict's Year of Faith, which will kick-off in October, according to the Catholic News Agency. “It is directed to all the lay faithful that...

What happened when people had faith…

In times of crisis and doubt it may be helpful to remember what has happened to those who walk through the door of faith... "In him who died and rose again for our salvation, the examples of faith that have marked these two thousand years of our salvation history are...

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