Around the Province with Fr. Freund
Neglected Ways of Being God’s Story-tellers
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…Continue Reading
The High Cost of the Call to Priesthood Today
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…Continue Reading
A Vincentian View: Reverencing the Word of God
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…Continue Reading
Observers, Dreamers and Doers
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…Continue Reading
Now What is Pope Francis Doing?
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…Continue Reading
The Dream of Frederic Ozanam and the Vincentian Family
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…Continue Reading
Solid Saving Symbols (Acts 10:37; Mt 3:17)
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…Continue Reading
The Vincentian Family In Time-lapse Photography
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…Continue Reading
Videos, Images, Impressions – Historic Vincentian Family Meeting
Videos from the Historic Vincentian Family Gathering Rome 2020 We have compiled this list of six videos posted on Facebook for the first two days. They are apparently…Continue Reading
Updating Our Mental Maps
A tale of two maps Look at these two maps of New York City. One is a 17th-century map of what is today lower Manhattan. Note the large…Continue Reading
A Vincentian View: A New Decade
From Fr. Pat Griffin in his bi-weekly post on FamVin. The transition from 2019 to 2020 has captured my thinking. The beginning of a new decade seems to…Continue Reading
Is Pope Francis a Radical on Immigration?
For nearly a half-century, National Migration Week has been observed in the United States to highlight the situation of immigrants and refugees and unite in prayer to accompany…Continue Reading
Leaders of 100 Branches of the Vincentian Family Gather – Why?
Why this historic gathering? January 8-12 approximately 200 top leaders of 100 branches of the Vincentian Family will meet in Rome. Not counting travel, they will take almost…Continue Reading
What Are the Two Greatest Systemic Changes in Human History?
What are the two greatest systemic changes in human history? (Here’s an important clue – They are interrelated!) The greatest systemic change The greatest systemic change in the…Continue Reading
Adding to the Scene (Lk 2:1-14)
In his bi-weekly reflection for FamVin, Fr. Tom McKenna of the Eastern Province explores a prayer practice that would have the pray-ers imagine themselves inside some Gospel setting…Continue Reading