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Short Prayer to Saint Vincent To End the Coronavirus Pandemic

Mar 31, 2020   /   Around the Province

Father Jean Pierre Renouard, CM, a Vincentian scholar and researcher, composed a prayer to the Holy Trinity, asking for the intercession of our patron to eliminate this epidemic…

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Putting a Face on the Problem – First Aid? or Long-term Solutions?

Mar 24, 2020   /   Around the Province

In his weekly column for famvin, Fr. Michael Carroll, former Provincial of the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission, puts a face on the problem. Which…

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A Pastor Speaks To His Parishioners In Emmitsburg

Mar 24, 2020   /   Around the Province, News and Events

Fr. Marty McGeough, CM writes to his parishioners at St. Joseph’s Parish, Emmitsburg. Maryland. Many of them work and support the Shrine of Elizabeth Ann Seton. Remember Elizabeth…

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Time in Times of Confinement – A Problem for All Ages

Mar 24, 2020   /   Around the Province

A problem for all ages It is hard to wrap my head around the many tentacles of the Coronavirus crisis. Some parts of the crisis are more obvious…

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A Vincentian View: A Psalm

Mar 24, 2020   /   Around the Province

Fr. Pat Griffin, a member of the Eastern Province and highly skilled scripture scholar, speaks about “the Psalms” and how I might pray better.  A psalm would be…

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Smiling With Vincentians and Popes

Mar 24, 2020   /   Around the Province

What We Can and Cannot Do in These Serious Days What we can not do… We can not change the facts and the rapid changes they call for!…

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Something More (Mt 5:17-37; I Cor 2:6)

Mar 17, 2020   /   Around the Province

In his bi-weekly reflection for famvin.org. Fr. Tom McKenna, CM, invites us to reflect on  “reaching back for something more” is so important as we face the challenges…

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Speaking of the Elephant in the Room…

Mar 17, 2020   /   Around the Province

In his weekly reflection for FamVin, Fr. Michael Carroll, Director of the Miraculous Medal Shrine and former Provincial, reflects on the “elephant in the room”. No one is…

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Working for the Credibility of the Church in Lent

Mar 17, 2020   /   Around the Province

Saint John Paul II said to Vincentians in 1986 “ …search out more than ever, with boldness, humility, and skill, the causes of poverty and encourage short and…

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A Kind of Modern Apparition of Mary

Mar 17, 2020   /   Around the Province

Some time back I wrote about how moved I was by the “appearance” of Catherine Labouré at a Mass celebrated in the  Miraculous Medal shrine Philadelphia. All in…

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Mary in a Time of Pandemic

Mar 16, 2020   /   Around the Province

The Lenten practice we did not ask for – stay at home! What can we learn from history? I think it is safe to say none of us…

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What Can We Do About Homelessness?

Mar 10, 2020   /   Around the Province

Fr. Michael Carroll, CM, Director of the Miraculous Medal Shrine and former Provincial of the Eastern Province offers suggestions… I would like to conclude with highlights from the…

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Changing Clocks As An Occasion To Examine Our Lives

Mar 10, 2020   /   Around the Province

Changing the clocks of our Lives Changing Clocks! It is an annual ritual in many parts of the world. Most of us sleep through it. But before and…

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What Would St. Vincent Think About International Women’s Day?

Mar 10, 2020   /   Around the Province

March 8, 2020, marks International Women’s Day. As I listened to a political commentator, I was reminded of a post I wrote on our FamVin website just two…

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Part of the Problem? or Part of the Solution?

Mar 10, 2020   /   Around the Province

Am I part of the problem… or part of the solution? How can I know? I recently read something attributed to Coretta Scott King: “It doesn’t matter how…

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