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About the Series 

St. Vincent de Paul encouraged five particular traits in his comrades: simplicity, meekness, mortification, humility and zeal. Come discover the stories of these virtues and how they are alive in the daily experiences of those around us. Throughout the 40 days of Lent, a new story will be posted daily. See how the everyday practices of being honest, approachable, self-disciplined, realistic and hardworking, in the spirit of St. Vincent, can transform your own life and the lives of others.

Ever Given Up On a Dream?

Ever Given Up On a Dream?

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.

Seeing Beyond My Nose

Seeing Beyond My Nose

“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.”

Who Does Prayer Change? God or Us?

Who Does Prayer Change? God or Us?

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!

This Lent – Where Ya Going?

This Lent – Where Ya Going?

In his Lenten letter, Pope Francis reminds us that Lent is a journey to Easter. At the beginning of Lent, we have an opportunity to think about where we are heading on the journey of our life.

Learning From a Vincentian Nobel Prize Nominee

Learning From a Vincentian Nobel Prize Nominee

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.

Can We Recognize Ourselves?

Can We Recognize Ourselves?

They were comfortable … until they were told a story. They then learned an uncomfortable truth. The person in the story out there hid in their own heart.