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Can You Believe What Pope Francis Said About Saints?

Nov 04, 2019   /   Around the Province

This is just some of what Pope Francis said about Saints After saying “Holiness is the most attractive face of the Church” in his teaching about “Holiness in Today’s World,” he continues…

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Mission Sunday and the Dream of Pope Francis

Oct 29, 2019   /   Around the Province

I have a dream! St. Vincent was not Martin Luther King. He didn’t give a speech that would be echoed for decades. But he did live a dream that…

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Catching the Meaning (Lk 17:11-19)

Oct 29, 2019   /   Around the Province

Catching the Meaning (Lk 17:11-19) In his biweekly column for Famvin, Father Tom McKenna of the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission suggests a way of…

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What My Mother Taught Me About Historic Changes

Oct 29, 2019   /   Around the Province

My mother did not realize she was teaching me about historic changes. But she did.. even though it took years for me to realize it. She taught me…

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What If St. Vincent Had Been at the Synod?

Oct 29, 2019   /   Around the Province

There was a gathering of Bishops in Rome called a Synod. It focused on our climate and the needs of the people in the Amazon region. For the…

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The Dream Behind Mission Sunday

Oct 22, 2019   /   Around the Province

I have a dream! St. Vincent was not Martin Luther King. He didn’t give a speech that would be echoed for decades, but he did live a dream that…

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Vincentian Mission at Niagara and St. Johns

Oct 22, 2019   /   Around the Province

Celebrating 60 years of dedicated service to the Vincentian Mission at St. Johns University Tuesday, September 17, marks the 60th anniversary of the day Mr. Clarke returned to…

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Joseph Cummins – Gifted and Transformed

Oct 22, 2019   /   Around the Province

In what is admittedly perhaps the most difficult homily any priest has to give, the homily at the death of a close relative, Fr. Mike Cummins, Fr. Joe…

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The Four Prior Brothers Enjoy Reunion in Heaven

Oct 22, 2019   /   Around the Province

Not many families can claim to have four sons as priests. Now, Bayonne Boys as they were known, are reunited in heaven. Fr. Tom Prior was preceded by…

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A Vincentian View: A Too Merciful God

Oct 22, 2019   /   Around the Province

In his bi-weekly reflection on FamVIn Fr. Pat Griffin, CM, points out that the story of Jonah lures us into thinking seriously about what kind of people we…

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Celebrating and Supporting “Hearts on Fire”

Oct 15, 2019   /   Around the Province

Popular Philadelphia TV personality Bob Kelly, Master of Ceremonies, asked a question of the 350 plus people gathered in the ballroom of the Loews Hotel in Philadelphia. Realizing…

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Eight Things – Pope Francis, the Poor, Laudato Si

Oct 15, 2019   /   Around the Province

What does Laudato Si say about the poor? A lot, it turns out! “Laudato Si” contains 61 instances where Pope Francis references people who are “poor.” The Amazon…

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Jesus and the UN On Eradicating Poverty

Oct 15, 2019   /   Around the Province

Jesus vs. the UN October 17th marks the UN’s World Day for the Eradication of Poverty calling us to work toward overcoming poverty. But what is the use…

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On Noticing (Amos 6; Lk.16:19-31)

Oct 15, 2019   /   Around the Province

Fr. Tom McKenna of the Eastern Province, in his biweekly post for FamVin, asks us to reflect on how people know that we are Christian, Vincentians. What are…

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Now what is Pope Francis Doing?

Oct 08, 2019   /   Around the Province

Some are frightened by what he is doing. He seems to be changing church doctrine. Others are delighted by what he is doing. They see him as urging…

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