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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.

Today’s Parish Is Not What It Once Was

Today’s Parish Is Not What It Once Was

“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.”

The Mommy School and Mary

The Mommy School and Mary

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)

Followers of Jesus – Not In Kansas Anymore?

Followers of Jesus – Not In Kansas Anymore?

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...

Finding God in Interruptions

Finding God in Interruptions

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.

If Einstein Is Right About Insanity…

If Einstein Is Right About Insanity…

“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.”