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Connecting Ash Wednesday, Valentine’s Day and Systemic Change

Feb 10, 2020   /   Around the Province

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…

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Blessed Rosalie Rendu – What About You?

Feb 10, 2020   /   Around the Province

Fr. Michael Carroll, in his homily closes a three-week program  focusing on the call to the vowed life, and in particular, the vowed life of a Vincentian or…

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What Did Pope Francis Just Say?

Feb 14, 2020   /   Around the Province

People across the political and ecclesiastical spectrum have been speculating for sometime whether in his latest document Pope Francis would address certain hot button issues. The document is…

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Gospel Styles (Luke 2:22-40)

Feb 14, 2020   /   Around the Province

Have you ever thought of yourself as an evangelizer? These days so many political and economic associations have grown up around the word “evangelical.” But in the Scriptures…

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Good News! Collaboration Works!

Feb 15, 2020   /   Around the Province

An African proverb I have always been struck by the African Proverb If you want to go fast, travel alone. If you want to go far, go together.…

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Why Churches Shelter the Homeless

Feb 16, 2020   /   Around the Province

Former Eastern Province Provincial, Fr. Michael Carroll, CM, continues his reflections on Homelessness U.S. Catholic magazine recently published an article “Churches answer the call to shelter the homeless “…

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Lent – Don’t Give Up, Wake Up!

Feb 16, 2020   /   Around the Province

Giving up things for Lent or Giving up Lent Seems as if many American either focus on giving things up for Lent… or maybe even given up on…

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Pope Francis on Lent – The Expected and the Unexpected

Feb 25, 2020   /   Around the Province

Vincentian of the Eastern Province, Fr. John Freund, CM, reflects on the “MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR LENT 2020.”  I must admit I have come to…

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Superior General Urges Prayer During Lent

Feb 25, 2020   /   Around the Province

By Fr. John Freund, CM, Eastern Province. Tomas Mavric, 24th successor to St. Vincent, in his 2020 Lenten reflection asks us: “What’s the difference between prayers and praying?…

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A Vincentian View: Our Silence

Feb 25, 2020   /   Around the Province

In his biweekly column for FamVin Fr. Pat Griffin of the Eastern Province asks us to strike a balance between reflective silence and prophetic speech. Since the celebration…

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What Makes Vincentians Different From Social Workers?

Feb 25, 2020   /   Around the Province

More precisely… What makes the work of the  Vincentian Family different from other charitable organizations? I have never forgotten a cartoon I once saw in a futurist magazine.…

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What Can Mary Teach Us About Lent and Repentance?

Feb 25, 2020   /   Around the Province

Mary was free from sin and the mother of God! She had no need to repent. Or did she? What does church remind us about on Ash Wednesday? The basic…

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Little Pieces of Light (Isaiah 58; Mt. 5)

Mar 02, 2020   /   Around the Province

In his bi-weekly column for FamVin.org, Fr. Tom McKenna of the Eastern Province ask us to  envision ways we might let our light shine out and push back…

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What Do Super Tuesday, the Last Judgement and Lent Have In Common?

Mar 03, 2020   /   Around the Province

The stakes are high for Super Tuesday but… By the time you read this millions of people will have made choices that will affect the future of the…

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Pope Francis and Our Vincentian Heritage

Mar 03, 2020   /   Around the Province

This post is variation on a post that first appeared on FamVin.org. Surprised by Pope Francis’ Lenten letter I should not have been surprised, but I was, by…

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