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Smiling with Vincentians and Popes

Mar 20, 2020   /   Around the Province

What We Can and Cannot Do in These Serious Days What we can not do… We can not change the facts and the rapid changes they call for!…

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Smiling With Vincentians and Popes

Mar 24, 2020   /   Around the Province

What We Can and Cannot Do in These Serious Days What we can not do… We can not change the facts and the rapid changes they call for!…

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A Vincentian View: A Psalm

Mar 24, 2020   /   Around the Province

Fr. Pat Griffin, a member of the Eastern Province and highly skilled scripture scholar, speaks about “the Psalms” and how I might pray better.  A psalm would be…

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Time in Times of Confinement – A Problem for All Ages

Mar 24, 2020   /   Around the Province

A problem for all ages It is hard to wrap my head around the many tentacles of the Coronavirus crisis. Some parts of the crisis are more obvious…

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A Pastor Speaks To His Parishioners In Emmitsburg

Mar 24, 2020   /   Around the Province, News and Events

Fr. Marty McGeough, CM writes to his parishioners at St. Joseph’s Parish, Emmitsburg. Maryland. Many of them work and support the Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton. Remember Elizabeth…

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Putting a Face on the Problem – First Aid? or Long-term Solutions?

Mar 24, 2020   /   Around the Province

In his weekly column for famvin, Fr. Michael Carroll, former Provincial of the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission, puts a face on the problem. Which…

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Short Prayer to Saint Vincent To End the Coronavirus Pandemic

Mar 31, 2020   /   Around the Province

Father Jean Pierre Renouard, CM, a Vincentian scholar and researcher, composed a prayer to the Holy Trinity, asking for the intercession of our patron to eliminate this epidemic…

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Stepping Back With Pope Francis

Mar 31, 2020   /   Around the Province

As I was looking for the text of Pope Francis’s extraordinary blessing/reflection on the world at this time of crisis, I came across this passage. It is from…

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Keeping the Soup Kitchens Open?

Mar 31, 2020   /   Around the Province

In his weekly reflection for FamVin.org, Fr. Michael Carroll, CM, reflects on Who Will Run the Soup Kitchens? I had originally planned to begin a series about the…

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Words – and Words (John 4:5-42)

Mar 31, 2020   /   Around the Province

Fr. Tom McKenna, CM, in his biweekly reflection for Famvin, asks us to reflect on how get past that first, surface-only understanding and move into the ever-expanding territory…

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Blessings in a Crisis?

Mar 31, 2020   /   Around the Province

A Vincentian currently with the Vincent de Paul Society, Jim Claffey, looks at making the pandemic a call to do things better. As leader of the Vincentian Family…

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A Parable in Time of Pandemic – God Speaks

Apr 03, 2020   /   Around the Province

It is a story of uncertain origins but appears in many places on the internet. The Lord will save me After a horrible flood, the waters rose so…

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Sheltering in Place When You Have No Home

Apr 07, 2020   /   Around the Province

In his weekly reflection on homelessness for FamVin, Fr. Michael Carroll, CM, raises the question of how you shelter in place if you have no home. When you…

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There Has Got To Be a Better System

Apr 07, 2020   /   Around the Province

There has got to be a better system! I don’t know about you, but I shake my head when I read about the various shortages of critical equipment…

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Holy Saturday, Jesus In the Tomb, and Our Closed Churches

Apr 07, 2020   /   Around the Province

Everyone agrees! This Holy Week is like none other experienced by anyone alive today. It is especially painful with our churches not being open to celebrate Eucharist. We…

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