Around the Province with Fr. Freund
The King’s View
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…Continue Reading
The Shrine That Wasn’t Supposed To Be a Shrine
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…Continue Reading
Vincentian Motherhouse – A Homeless Encampment?
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…Continue Reading
What Was Mary Waiting For?
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 ……Continue Reading
The Decision To Be Grateful
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…Continue Reading
What does it mean to be a Vincentian?
But what does it really mean to be a Vincentian? Find out!Continue Reading
Advent – waking up to living in three worlds
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…Continue Reading
Three Challenges This Thanksgiving
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…Continue Reading
What was the “secret” mission of St. Catherine Laboure?
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…Continue Reading
The Core Belief (Lk 20:27-38)
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…Continue Reading
Fr. Bill Sheldon – A Life Entwined With the Daughters of Charity
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…Continue Reading
Christ the King – Maybe the Pharisees Were Right – For the Wrong Reason
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…Continue Reading
A Vincentian View: Building Up the Other
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…Continue Reading
Do You Share Christ’s Vision To Bring Good News to the poor?
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…Continue Reading
Peter Tran Shares His Three Year Journey of Discernment
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…Continue Reading