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The Vincentian Family In Time-lapse Photography

Jan 14, 2020   /   Around the Province

Time-lapse photography Have you ever watched time-lapse photography of the amazing process of a moth becoming a butterfly?  Have you ever watched a slow-motion video of a golf…

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Solid Saving Symbols (Acts 10:37; Mt 3:17)

Jan 21, 2020   /   Around the Province

In his bi-weekly column for FamVin.org, Fr. Tom McKenna of the Eastern Province, asks us to reflect on whether we are hearing the deepest biblical message – “you…

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The Dream of Frederic Ozanam and the Vincentian Family

Jan 21, 2020   /   Around the Province

Each year in the United States we celebrate Martin Luther King. His dream significantly shaped the civil rights movement in the United States. But he was not the only one who…

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Now What is Pope Francis Doing?

Jan 21, 2020   /   Around the Province

Now what is Pope Francis doing? Whenever he makes any kind of change reactions come from all sides. Some are frightened by what he is doing while others…

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Observers, Dreamers and Doers

Jan 21, 2020   /   Around the Province

Can you imagine any connection between the critically acclaimed movie “Little Women”, the Foundation of the Vincentian community, and the celebration of Martin Luther King’s life? Little Women…

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A Vincentian View: Reverencing the Word of God

Jan 28, 2020   /   Around the Province

In his bi-weekly post for FamVin, Fr Pat Griffin shares A Vincentian View: Reverencing the Word of God. For all of us who take a special interest in…

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The High Cost of the Call to Priesthood Today

Jan 28, 2020   /   Around the Province

The high-cost of a call to priesthood today – a “Mission Impossible”? In the early 20th century, British explorer Ernest Shackleton needed to hire a crew for an…

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Neglected Ways of Being God’s Story-tellers

Jan 28, 2020   /   Around the Province

In his recently released message for the 54th World Day of Communication Pope Francis writes movingly that we are not only God’s story but that we must also…

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We are God’s story… and God’s story-tellers

Jan 28, 2020   /   Around the Province

We are God’s story, the story of divine love, the Greatest Story Ever Told. The Greatest Story Ever Told is a 1965 American epic film, winner of several…

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Spirit Prompts (John 1: 29-34)

Feb 02, 2020   /   Around the Province

In his bi-weekly post on FamVin, Fr. Thomas Mckenna of the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Missions Stepping into gospel scenes is a time-tested method of…

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Who are Vincentians?

Feb 02, 2020   /   Around the Province

“Our vocation is to go, not just to one parish, not just to one diocese, but all over the world; and do what? To set people’s hearts on fire,…

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Church as “inn” of the Good Samaritan

Feb 02, 2020   /   Around the Province

Feb. 11 is World Day of the Sick, an observation introduced by Pope John Paul II as a way for believers to offer prayers for those suffering from…

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Who Is Standing Up To Proclaim “Good News”

Feb 02, 2020   /   Around the Province

Who is standing up to read the scroll today? (Luke 4:16ff) Standing up in our world today Luke 4:16 is fresh in my mind from celebrating the day when…

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Enlarge the Door

Feb 10, 2020   /   Around the Province

In his bi-weekly column for FamVin, A Vincentian View: Enlarge the Door, Fr. Pat Griffin of the Eastern Province suggests that the Church have the doors wide open…

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The Harvest is Great But the Laborers Are Few

Feb 10, 2020   /   Around the Province

A Community by INVITATION It all begins with a knock on the door. Excerpts from a reflection in The Message (Spring 2019). A group of Vincentian men, responding to…

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