Around the Province with Fr. Freund
Through the Veil (Isaiah 11; Hebrews 6)
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…Continue Reading
Pope Francis Is Teaching Me To See Again
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…Continue Reading
“Keep Christ In Christmas” – But Which Christ?
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…Continue Reading
Making a List and Checking it Twice … Any Homeless There?
“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…Continue Reading
A Vincentian View: A Generous Heart
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…Continue Reading
Do you Know What Else Is Celebrated With the Immaculate Conception?
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…Continue Reading
Fr. Hal Skidmore – Instrument of Peace and Good Shepherd
“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…Continue Reading
Thanksgiving – Apparition Reported in Miraculous Medal Shrine
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…Continue Reading
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