Around the Province
Connecting Ash Wednesday, Valentine’s Day and Systemic Change
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…Continue Reading
Blessed Rosalie Rendu – What About You?
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…Continue Reading
What Did Pope Francis Just Say?
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…Continue Reading
Gospel Styles (Luke 2:22-40)
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…Continue Reading
Good News! Collaboration Works!
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.…Continue Reading
Why Churches Shelter the Homeless
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 “…Continue Reading
Lent – Don’t Give Up, Wake Up!
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…Continue Reading
Pope Francis on Lent – The Expected and the Unexpected
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…Continue Reading
Superior General Urges Prayer During Lent
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?…Continue Reading
A Vincentian View: Our Silence
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…Continue Reading
What Makes Vincentians Different From Social Workers?
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.…Continue Reading
What Can Mary Teach Us About Lent and Repentance?
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…Continue Reading
Little Pieces of Light (Isaiah 58; Mt. 5)
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…Continue Reading
What Do Super Tuesday, the Last Judgement and Lent Have In Common?
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…Continue Reading
Pope Francis and Our Vincentian Heritage
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…Continue Reading