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A home for stories, spiritual reflections, videos, and news from the Vincentians of the Eastern Province (Congregation of the Mission), along with posts about collaborators in the Vincentian Family (FamVin).

A Brotherhood United

Jun 26, 2019   /   Around the Province, Explore a Vocation

“We’re not lone rangers,” states Fr. John T. Maher, CM, the Congregation of the Mission’s Director of Vocations, when asked about vocations and the Vincentian charism. “In his…

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“He has sent me to evangelize the poor” (Luke 4:18)

Give Me Five

Give Me Five!

Sep 08, 2020   /   Around the Province

A monthly series in Vincentian Voices where we ask five random questions to an Eastern Province Priest or Brother. We talk with Fr. John Freund, CM, who in…

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Nuns or Sisters?

Aug 06, 2020   /   Around the Province

Nuns and sisters? Are they the same? Many would say there is no difference. There is actually a big difference and St. Vincent de Paul is responsible for…

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“Vincent’s Secret Sauce” — Further Thoughts

May 26, 2020   /   Around the Province

The visitors to Vincentian Mindwalk have been discussing what Vincent’s “Secret Sauce” was. The conversation involves people from Italy and Great Britain, through New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco,…

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The Upper Room in Jerusalem – A “Thin Place”

May 26, 2020   /   Around the Province

Fr. Michael Shea, C.M., Associate Director of the Miraculous Medal, Shrine reflects on Pentecost through the lens of some Irish mystics. The Most Important Room in Christendom The Irish mystics talk…

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Stepping Back To See More Clearly!

May 26, 2020   /   Around the Province

In his weekly column for FamVin former Provincial Fr. Michael Carroll, CM, reflects on Vincentians as “social poets” on behalf of the homeless. Poets who help us step…

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Pentecost and Our Mental Maps

May 25, 2020   /   Around the Province

“Go out to the whole world” Those present at Pentecost were “fired up” by their experience. They boldly set forth to bring Good News to all.  But there…

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What is the Most Important Room in the World?

May 25, 2020   /   Around the Province

The Oval Office, Buckingham Palace? … Would you believe a simple “upper room” in Jerusalem! Why? Because in that room on the day we call Pentecost, the most powerful movement…

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Is Vincent’s Journey Your Journey?

May 25, 2020   /   Around the Province

Is Vincent’s journey Your Journey? No! Each person’s journey is unique. Yet …there are patterns. Manny Leyson offers us his insights into Vincent’s journey. I found them very…

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Vincent’s Secret Sauce for Change

May 19, 2020   /   Around the Province

“Secret Sauce” “An element, quality, ability, or practice that makes something or someone successful or distinctive.” I don’t know whether Vincent had some secret sauce that accounted for…

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Do I Understand “My Father’s House?”

May 19, 2020   /   Around the Province

I realize I tend to identify with the “good guys” in the Gospels. So I never thought of myself as being like the money changers in the temple. That…

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A Vincentian View: The Vincentian Way to Minister

May 19, 2020   /   Around the Province

In his bi-weekly post for FamVin, Fr. Pat Griffin writes:  During the Easter Season, both in the daily and the Sunday Eucharist, we hear readings from the Acts…

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Walking With Gregory To DePaul USA

May 18, 2020   /   Around the Province

“Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you…

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COVID19 – Insights for Vincentians

May 18, 2020   /   Around the Province

What is COVID 19 Teaching Me About the Vincentian Thing? COVID19 is both similar to and very different than the Vincentian Thing (Vincentian charism or movement). Both have…

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Think Like a Mother

May 12, 2020   /   Around the Province

Vincentian Mothers – Mentors of Dreams Over the span of centuries, there have been many mothers in the Vincentian family. Three prominent ones come to mind. Louise de…

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Identity Politics in the Early Church

May 12, 2020   /   Around the Province

The Jews could not understand how Gentiles were accepted by God without first becoming Jews. This racial divide underlies every church conflict in the book of Acts (Acts…

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