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The King’s View

Dec 10, 2019   /   Around the Province

In his bi-weekly column for FamVin, Fr. Tom McKenna asks about the feast of Christ The King.  When this King is exercising his Kingship where does he stand…

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The Shrine That Wasn’t Supposed To Be a Shrine

Dec 03, 2019   /   Around the Province

Miraculous Medal Shrine – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America The Miraculous Medal Shrine didn’t begin as a shrine at all, but as a seminary chapel. Now this…

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Vincentian Motherhouse –  A Homeless Encampment?

Dec 03, 2019   /   Around the Province

The Eastern Province Motherhouse site turned into a homeless encampment? No, this is not a look into a future where there are no more Vincentian Priests and Brothers…

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What Was Mary Waiting For?

Dec 03, 2019   /   Around the Province

Longing, Waiting, Wondering, Trusting “Whatcha waiting for?” These were words I first heard in my youth… and many times since then. Do you remember hearing those words ……

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The Decision To Be Grateful

Dec 03, 2019   /   Around the Province

In his biweekly reflection for FamVin, Fr.Pat Griffin of the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission shares his reflections on The Decision to be Grateful. Have…

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What does it mean to be a Vincentian?

Nov 30, 2019   /   Videos, Vocations

But what does it really mean to be a Vincentian? Find out!

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Advent – waking up to living in three worlds

Nov 26, 2019   /   Around the Province

Time-traveling three worlds at the same time For one month twenty-five years ago I was living in three different worlds at the same time – the late 20th…

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Three Challenges This Thanksgiving

Nov 26, 2019   /   Around the Province

There is onne obvious challenge we face at Thanksgiving… and two less obvious ones.  1. The increasing polarization around our tables  In our sharply divided country, Jesus seemed…

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What was the “secret” mission of St. Catherine Laboure?

Nov 26, 2019   /   Around the Province

For many today it is still a “secret” that there was second mission entrusted to St. Catherine Laboure. This mission seems to be a secret today. Keeping the…

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The Core Belief (Lk 20:27-38)

Nov 26, 2019   /   Around the Province

In his bi-weekly column for FamVin Fr. Tom McKenna of the Eastern Province asks us to reflect whether our core belief is that we are loved by God…

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Fr. Bill Sheldon – A Life Entwined With the Daughters of Charity

Nov 19, 2019   /   Around the Province, Explore a Vocation

It surprised me but shouldn’t have. As I reflected on the life of Fr. Bill Sheldon, I first thought of him as my gentle teacher during my days…

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Christ the King – Maybe the Pharisees Were Right – For the Wrong Reason 

Nov 19, 2019   /   Around the Province

Jesus entry into Jerusalem We all know the passage from Luke (19:38) on the occasion of the triumphal entry into Jerusalem… “Blessed is the king who comes in…

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A Vincentian View: Building Up the Other

Nov 19, 2019   /   Around the Province

In his bi-weekly column for FamVin, Fr.Pat Griffin, CM speaks what amounts to reverse engineering of poverty and homelessness. Covenent house, a work with deep Vincentian roots… continues…

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Do You Share Christ’s Vision To Bring Good News to the poor?

Nov 19, 2019   /   Around the Province

What a strange question since I suspect you do … and that you already try to bring good news in a variety of ways. Certainly praying for those…

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Peter Tran Shares His Three Year Journey of Discernment

Nov 12, 2019   /   Explore a Vocation, Vocations

Good evening everyone. My name is Peter Tran. I am a senior at St. John’s University, majoring in Philosophy. I am also a Vincentian Seminarian. I live at…

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