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Vocation Sunday With Pope Francis and Two Vincentians

May 05, 2020   /   Around the Province

Both Pope Francis and our Superior General have written letters in advance of Good Shepherd or Vocation Sunday. What they have to say is very valuable and on target…

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Forgotten Truths about Vincent’s Genius

May 05, 2020   /   Around the Province

A lineage of fostering a vision of ordinary people collaborating to bring Good News to the Poor We all know and appreciate his passion for the poor. His…

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A Vincentian View: Lessons Learned

May 05, 2020   /   Around the Province

In his bi-weekly post, Father Pat Griffin asks us to reflect on the spread of the virus and what its impact has taught or reminded many of us…

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NORMAL? – Old, New, … Or Better

May 05, 2020   /   Around the Province

I wonder what we will be like after this pandemic? But I really don’t want to get “back to normal.” I hope that in facing my fear and…

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The Reality of the Church – Then…and Now

May 05, 2020   /   Around the Province

The church of almost 2,000 years ago Many times we think of an idealized version of the early community as presented in the second chapter Acts 2:42 and repeated in…

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How Can I Help the Homeless In a Time of Social Distancing?

May 05, 2020   /   Around the Province

What can I do in this time of social distancing? The highly committed and knowledgeable folks at Invisible People offer many ways you can contribute to the welfare of homeless…

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Recounting The Good News (Lk 24:13-35)

Apr 28, 2020   /   Around the Province

In his bi-weekly column for FamVin, Fr. Tom McKenna, CM, notes how remembering can trigger deeper awareness of what had already happened. Recently I was part of a…

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The Acts of the Apostles – A Clash of Mindsets

Apr 28, 2020   /   Around the Province

We have a choice!  There are two ways of reading the Acts of Apostles. We can read the Acts of the Apostles as interesting history detached from our lives.…

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Medical Needs In Encampments and On the Street

Apr 28, 2020   /   Around the Province

Fr. Michael Carroll, former Provincial of the Eastern Province follows up on a question that occurred to him about last weeks reflections One question leads to another! Last…

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Putting Our Hands Into the Wounds of Christ Today

Apr 28, 2020   /   Around the Province

Re-imaging the story of “Doubting Thomas” I thought I knew the meaning of the story of “doubting Thomas.” That is until I read ‘Like Thomas, I Don’t Always Believe’ by…

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The Parable of the Mouse Trap and Our Unknown Connections

Apr 28, 2020   /   Around the Province

Of course, we all know the parable of the goats and the sheep at the last judgment found in Matthew 25. The poignant question hangs in the air “When…

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God’s Model For Changing History

Apr 21, 2020   /   Around the Province

What is the greatest shift in human thinking? Sometimes I ask myself, “What is the greatest paradigm shift or systemic change in our thinking in history?” When I…

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Lessons from the Roads to Emmaus and Damascus

Apr 21, 2020   /   Around the Province

What Can We Learn From Our Roads to Emmaus and Damascus? Fragments of my family heritage. I remember as a child looking through the family photo albums of…

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Divine Mercy, Pay It Forward Sunday

Apr 19, 2020   /   Around the Province

“Pay it Forward” and Divine Mercy Many may remember a movie in 2000 called “Pay It Forward.” The lead line in the movie was, “When someone does you…

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The Emmaus Road – To Emmaus? or Back To Jerusalem?

Apr 14, 2020   /   Around the Province

We are all on a journey!  But where are we heading? Direction matters I am on a road.  I know I am on an Interstate highway. But I…

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