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Through the Veil (Isaiah 11; Hebrews 6)

Dec 24, 2019   /   Around the Province

In his bi-weekly reflection for FamVin, Fr. Tom Mckenna points out that the mood of Advent speaks to that lifeline of hope we need in everyday living, that…

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Pope Francis Is Teaching Me To See Again

Dec 17, 2019   /   Around the Province

Seeing something familiar… but for the first time Pope Francis taught me to see the nativity scene with new eyes! Have you ever looked at something familiar as…

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“Keep Christ In Christmas” – But Which Christ?

Dec 17, 2019   /   Around the Province

A minute meditation on Franciscan media “Bring the Gospel back into Christmas” stopped me cold in my tracks! Why? Judge for yourself… We ask ourselves, what is to…

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Making a List and Checking it Twice … Any Homeless There?

Dec 17, 2019   /   Around the Province

“Making a list and checking it twice.” I must admit I never thought much about checking my Christmas list for gifts for the homeless. Now I can’t get…

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A Vincentian View: A Generous Heart

Dec 17, 2019   /   Around the Province

In his weekly reflection on famvin.org Pat Griffin, CM notes that the virtue of generosity resides deeply within our Vincentian charism. How does it summon me to greater…

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Do you Know What Else Is Celebrated With the Immaculate Conception?

Dec 10, 2019   /   Around the Province

Yes, visitors to this site know that all around the world our church annually celebrates Dec. 8th as the feast of the Immaculate Conception. But how many know…

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Fr. Hal Skidmore – Instrument of Peace and Good Shepherd

Dec 10, 2019   /   Around the Province

“Make me an instrument of your peace!” We sang this at the beginning of the Mass of Resurrection for Fr. Harold Skidmore. As an instrument of peace he…

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Thanksgiving – Apparition Reported in Miraculous Medal Shrine

Dec 10, 2019   /   Around the Province

Thanksgiving – Apparition Reported in Miraculous Medal Shrine I never thought I would experience an apparition! So I was totally caught off guard when I experienced the closest…

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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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