Pope Francis, in “Envisioning and engendering an Open World”, presents a world where we move beyond the original fault of self-centeredness to recognizing the worth of every human person.
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“Move us to create healthier societies and a more dignified world, a world without hunger, poverty, violence and war. May our hearts be open to all the peoples and nations of the earth.”
Real love is dangerous. Real prayer is transformative for the pray-er. Only then can the pray-er bring transformation. Prayer is movement. Let this Lent be a time when prayer transforms you. Set your prayer in motion!
A Vincentian priest has made it his life’s work to “go out to the margins” of society and try to restore dignity to the “living scraps” of a “throwaway culture”. Pedro Opeka CM, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize… again.
Listening is more than hearing sounds. It requires focus and respect. Are there words that help listening?
“My Broken Christ” is a story about a priest who found a broken crucifix he wanted to restore. Christ has other ideas.
At first glance, it may seem like quite a stretch to connect Ash Wednesday, Valentine’s Day and Systemic Change. But hear me out. Actually, it is not that hard.
“Mom, What does a fratelli taste like”? … Some might think Pope Francis Doesn’t get it. But it is also God’s dream!
A quick foray into various styles of conflict resolution suggests that there are two major concerns underlying how people approach conflict- concern for self (assertiveness) and concern for others (empathy).
It’s all Pope Francis’ fault! I can no longer tame the shock of the story of the Good Samaritan.
he Vincentian family is large, multicultural, multilingual, and prophetic with more than 150 branches all over the world. They all share, in their own distinctive way, a desire to live as Christ bringing “Good News” to those on the margins of society.
As I look around a very divided world, I see that there is at least one thing we can all agree on. We can all agree on our hunger for hope. At the same time, I am acutely aware that hope means different things to different people.
An environment of survival withers the hearts of our elderly, taking away their ability to dream. In this way, it cripples the prophecy that our young are called to proclaim and work to achieve.