Around the Province
A Pastor Speaks To His Parishioners In Emmitsburg
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…Continue Reading
Time in Times of Confinement – A Problem for All Ages
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…Continue Reading
A Vincentian View: A Psalm
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…Continue Reading
Smiling With Vincentians and Popes
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!…Continue Reading
Something More (Mt 5:17-37; I Cor 2:6)
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…Continue Reading
Speaking of the Elephant in the Room…
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…Continue Reading
Working for the Credibility of the Church in Lent
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…Continue Reading
A Kind of Modern Apparition of Mary
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…Continue Reading
Mary in a Time of Pandemic
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…Continue Reading
What Can We Do About Homelessness?
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…Continue Reading
Changing Clocks As An Occasion To Examine Our Lives
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…Continue Reading
What Would St. Vincent Think About International Women’s Day?
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…Continue Reading
Part of the Problem? or Part of the Solution?
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…Continue Reading
A Vincentian View of the Meaning of Work
Fr.Pat Griffin of the Eastern Province writing in his bi-weekly reflection on FamVin, offers a Vincentian View of the Meaning of Work. I have been reading Pope Francis’…Continue Reading
Who Gives Gifts To Others On Their Birthday? Pope Francis!
Who Gives Gifts To Others On Their Birthday? I recently stumbled across a reflection “Four Things All Want To Learn From Hobbits about Birthdays.” Chances are you have seen…Continue Reading