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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.

Pledging a “Better Kind of Politics”?

Pledging a “Better Kind of Politics”?

Pope Francis calls us to “build a better kind of politics”. The USCCB suggest almost a “12 step program” for building community as envisaged when we truly commit to what we pray for in the “Our Father”.

Has Anything Changed In 20 Years?

Has Anything Changed In 20 Years?

Almost twenty years later I find myself, for different reasons, thinking anew “The world will never be the same.” The only difference is that it seems to have gotten even worse.

Stories of Jesus’ Interruptions

Stories of Jesus’ Interruptions

Living with the Jesus of Interruptions. – How many times are you interrupted in the middle of your plans? Do you think of interruptions as annoyances … or opportunities encounter a body of Christ?

Mark’s Gospel – Coping … Part 2

Mark’s Gospel – Coping … Part 2

In Mark’s there are many ordinary we tend to skip over. But they are there for a reason. Mark subtly proposes them as signs of encouragement to the ordinary Christians under attack in Rome.

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