The Present and Future of the Vincentian Spirit

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Author: Jaime Corera, C.M. · Translator: James G. Ward, C.M.. · Year of first publication: 1995 · Source: Reavivemos el Espiritu Vicentiano: Semana de Estudios Vicencianos, XXII (CEME, Salamanca).
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I would like to say a word about the ambitious tone of the title and make clear the limitations of this presentation. Regarding the past, I am not in a position to know the entire … Read More

Saint Vincent de Paul and Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta: Two Saints for our Time

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Author: Jesús Larraneta, CM · Translator: Charles T. Plock, CM. · Year of first publication: 2004.
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In Saint John’s gospel 3:16 we read: For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son … The Church Fathers commented on this text and stated that God-Father sent the Beloved as … Read More

Vincentian Spirituality: Happiness / Joy

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Author: Antonino Orcajo, C.M. · Translator: Charles T. Plock, CM. · Year of first publication: 1995 · Source: Editorial CEME.
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Character of Vincent de Paul It would appear that there were not frequent outbursts of happiness in the life of Vincent de Paul*. Nevertheless, in his written and spoken words we find exhortations to live … Read More

Saint Catherine Labouré of the Miraculous Medal XVII. Death and Glory

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Author: Joseph Dirvin · Year of first publication: 1958.

The Rev. Father Joseph I. Dirvin, C.M., was a priest and author of the twentieth century, serving St. John's University, New York. His Saint Catherine Laboure of the Miraculous Medal is an enthralling account of the saint who was given the Miraculous Medal. Father Dirvin's work was originally published in 1958 by Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, Inc., receiving the Nihil Obstat, Imprimatur, and Imprimi Potest upon publication.


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XVII. Death and Glory With the end of the Commune, a peace descended upon France. For the time, at least, the nation seemed to want to forget the past. Under the personal religious impetus of … Read More

Saint Catherine Labouré of the Miraculous Medal XVI. The Commune and Communists

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Author: Joseph Dirvin · Year of first publication: 1958.

The Rev. Father Joseph I. Dirvin, C.M., was a priest and author of the twentieth century, serving St. John's University, New York. His Saint Catherine Laboure of the Miraculous Medal is an enthralling account of the saint who was given the Miraculous Medal. Father Dirvin's work was originally published in 1958 by Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, Inc., receiving the Nihil Obstat, Imprimatur, and Imprimi Potest upon publication.


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XVI. The Commune and Communists On May 1, 1860, Catherine celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of her vows. There was no great to-do over the event, for she was not an important personage in the eyes … Read More

Saint Catherine Labouré of the Miraculous Medal XV. The “Cross of Victory” Vision

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Author: Joseph Dirvin · Year of first publication: 1958.

The Rev. Father Joseph I. Dirvin, C.M., was a priest and author of the twentieth century, serving St. John's University, New York. His Saint Catherine Laboure of the Miraculous Medal is an enthralling account of the saint who was given the Miraculous Medal. Father Dirvin's work was originally published in 1958 by Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, Inc., receiving the Nihil Obstat, Imprimatur, and Imprimi Potest upon publication.


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XV. The “Cross of Victory” Vision On February 22, 1848, there erupted the first of the bloody Parisian battles that marked that year of Revolutions. Louis Philippe had grown bored with being a figurehead king … Read More

Saint Catherine Labouré of the Miraculous Medal XIV. The Medal and Ratisbonne

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Author: Joseph Dirvin · Year of first publication: 1958.

The Rev. Father Joseph I. Dirvin, C.M., was a priest and author of the twentieth century, serving St. John's University, New York. His Saint Catherine Laboure of the Miraculous Medal is an enthralling account of the saint who was given the Miraculous Medal. Father Dirvin's work was originally published in 1958 by Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, Inc., receiving the Nihil Obstat, Imprimatur, and Imprimi Potest upon publication.


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XIV. The Medal and Ratisbonne Soon after the apparition of July 18, 1830, Catherine had told her director: “The Blessed Virgin asks another mission of you. She wishes you to establish an order of which … Read More

Vincentian Spirituality: Martyrdom

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Author: Carmen Urrizburu, H.C. · Translator: Charles T. Plock, C.M.. · Year of first publication: 1995 · Source: Vincentian Online Library.
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The concept of martyrdom In Vincentian spirituality martyrs are those persons who are violently deprived of life, who freely hand over their life in imitation of Jesus Christ and as a consequence of proclaiming the … Read More

Saint Catherine Labouré of the Miraculous Medal XIII. Three Old Men of Enghien

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Author: Joseph Dirvin · Year of first publication: 1958.

The Rev. Father Joseph I. Dirvin, C.M., was a priest and author of the twentieth century, serving St. John's University, New York. His Saint Catherine Laboure of the Miraculous Medal is an enthralling account of the saint who was given the Miraculous Medal. Father Dirvin's work was originally published in 1958 by Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, Inc., receiving the Nihil Obstat, Imprimatur, and Imprimi Potest upon publication.


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XIII. Three Old Men of Enghien About a year before pronouncing her vows, Catherine had been removed from the kitchen and given charge of the laundry and clothes room. The change was not necessarily a … Read More

Saint Catherine Labouré of the Miraculous Medal XII. Three Anguished Letters

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Author: Joseph Dirvin · Year of first publication: 1958.

The Rev. Father Joseph I. Dirvin, C.M., was a priest and author of the twentieth century, serving St. John's University, New York. His Saint Catherine Laboure of the Miraculous Medal is an enthralling account of the saint who was given the Miraculous Medal. Father Dirvin's work was originally published in 1958 by Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, Inc., receiving the Nihil Obstat, Imprimatur, and Imprimi Potest upon publication.


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XII. Three Anguished Letters While Catherine was in the thick of trying to convince Father Aladel to have the Medal made and of adjusting herself to her new way of life, a third cruel trial … Read More