Vincentian heritage on thanksgiving

Here are some selections on gratitude from our Vincentian heritage…. Abelly, one of Vincent’s early biographers wrote, “He used to say that nothing was so efficacious in winning the heart of God as a spirit of gratitude for his gifts and blessings. In this...

Vincent – “Up close and personal”

Abelly’s classic biography of Vincent, published just 4 years after his death, is among the treasures being made available in easily accessible fashion in the reference shelf of the Vincentian Encyclopedia. It has the advantage of being written by a man who knew...

The New Monastics and Urban Poverty

Shane Claiborne is an original voice, a creative spirit, in a gathering movement of young people known as the “new monastics.” With virtues like simplicity and imagination, they are engaging great contradictions of our culture — beginning with the gap...

Vincent got it right! Confirmation

Vincent got it right saying  “leave God for God.” For modern confirmation see Joyce Little’s listing of examples from the life of Jesus  in her book The Church and Culture War. She writes, “What we fail to understand is that if [interruptions from our...

What it Means to be a Change Agent

“Your greatest joy will be what you can do for others to help them encounter Christ, so they can know and follow Him themselves.” At Intentional Disciples, Fr. Mike modifies a secular piece about being an agent of change to reflect our call to be Christ in...