Around the Province with Fr. Freund
What Do Veterans Day and All Saints Have In Common?
A connection hiding in plain sight Once you think about I suspect you will recognize the common element. Both are moments to pause and reflect on ordinary people…Continue Reading
Why Did Pope Francis Make These 10 Startling Statements?
Startling Statements Pope Francis has a knack for making startling statements that catch people’s attention. And sometimes he says them in one short document that is a less than…Continue Reading
“Nudges” (Luke 19:1-10)
In his bi-weekly column for FamVin, Fr. Tom McKenna of the Eastern Province invites us to reflect on those little “nudges” that prod us to do something rooted…Continue Reading
A Vincentian View: Pouring Out One’s Life
In his bi-weekly reflection on FamVin, Fr. Pat Griffin of the Eastern Province reflects on what it means for a Vincentian to be pouring our one’s life. I…Continue Reading
Fr. Joe Elizi, CM – Quiet Holiness, Empowering Laity
The most frequent words used in the days before Fr. Elzi’s burial were “quiet holy man” “beloved by young and old”. In his nearly 70 years as a…Continue Reading
Why Am I a Vincentian Priest?
In the context of the celebration of Vocation Awareness Sunday Fr. John Freund, CM reflects on why he is a Vincentian. The Question – Why Am I a…Continue Reading
Can You Believe What Pope Francis Said About Saints?
This is just some of what Pope Francis said about Saints After saying “Holiness is the most attractive face of the Church” in his teaching about “Holiness in Today’s World,” he continues…Continue Reading
Mission Sunday and the Dream of Pope Francis
I have a dream! St. Vincent was not Martin Luther King. He didn’t give a speech that would be echoed for decades. But he did live a dream that…Continue Reading
Catching the Meaning (Lk 17:11-19)
Catching the Meaning (Lk 17:11-19) In his biweekly column for Famvin, Father Tom McKenna of the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission suggests a way of…Continue Reading
What My Mother Taught Me About Historic Changes
My mother did not realize she was teaching me about historic changes. But she did.. even though it took years for me to realize it. She taught me…Continue Reading
What If St. Vincent Had Been at the Synod?
There was a gathering of Bishops in Rome called a Synod. It focused on our climate and the needs of the people in the Amazon region. For the…Continue Reading
The Dream Behind Mission Sunday
I have a dream! St. Vincent was not Martin Luther King. He didn’t give a speech that would be echoed for decades, but he did live a dream that…Continue Reading
Vincentian Mission at Niagara and St. Johns
Celebrating 60 years of dedicated service to the Vincentian Mission at St. Johns University Tuesday, September 17, marks the 60th anniversary of the day Mr. Clarke returned to…Continue Reading
Joseph Cummins – Gifted and Transformed
In what is admittedly perhaps the most difficult homily any priest has to give, the homily at the death of a close relative, Fr. Mike Cummins, Fr. Joe…Continue Reading
The Four Prior Brothers Enjoy Reunion in Heaven
Not many families can claim to have four sons as priests. Now, Bayonne Boys as they were known, are reunited in heaven. Fr. Tom Prior was preceded by…Continue Reading