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.
Leaders of 97 branches of the Vincentian Family gathered. They represented over 2 million people bringing “good news” to countless millions in 156 countries. One could see the blooming of the Vincentian Family.
“The Congregation is not now what it once was; nor is it what it will be.” Some 400 years later Greg Gay, his 23rd successor, adapted these words. “The world is not now what it once was, nor is it what it will be.” Today we can say “The parish is not now what it once was, nor is it what it will be.”
Three words sum up Mary’s attitude: listening, decision, action. They are words that point out a way for us too as we face what the Lord asks of us in life. Listening, decision, action. (Pope Francis)
We are people with a mission…to do what Jesus did. People who use the skills of their profession in frontline “field hospitals” or mobilize those who are committed to “seeking long-term solutions.”
We’re not in Kansas anymore The Council of Jerusalem some 25 years after Jesus Ascension changed the Church! Yesterday I stumbled on a reflection by Chuck Tanzola, Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. It helped me better understand its significance. In...
God will often be in the interruptions, the nuisances, the disruption of our best-laid plans. When we open our eyes, we will experience the Kingdom of God at work in us, through us and around us.
Can we recognize Joseph, “the quiet one”, as the model for far more than just carpenters?
“Search out more than ever, with boldness, humility, and skill, the causes of poverty and encourage short and long term solution. By doing so, you will work for the credibility of the Gospel and of the Church.”
How did St. Peter and Pope Francis try to discover the core truth in apparently conflicting positions? What can we learn from them?