Saint Catherine Labouré of the Miraculous Medal I. “Now You Will Be My Mother”

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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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I. “Now You Will Be My Mother” The Evening Angelus was ringing over Burgundy. The mild May breeze caught the sound from a hundred belfries and blew it across the mellowing fields and ripening vineyards. … Read More

Saint Catherine Labouré of the Miraculous Medal. Foreword

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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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Foreword The publishers say that this life of St. Catherine Laboure by Father Dirvin will be the definitive biography of St. Catherine. Like many other people, I suppose, I have never been quite certain of … Read More

The Cross in Vincentian Spirituality

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Author: Robert Maloney, C.M. · Year of first publication: 1995 · Source: He hears the cry of the poor.

Robert P. Maloney, CM, 23rd Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission (1992 to 2004), made extensive contributions to the understanding of the Vincentian charism.


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Probably no spiritual reading book has been more widely read than the Imitation of Christ. Over the centuries millions of priests, brothers, sisters, and lay men and women have read it and meditated on it. … Read More

A Heart Which Sees

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Author: G Gregory Gay CM · Year of first publication: 2006 · Source: Colloque, Journal of the Irish Province of the Congregation of the Mission, No. 54, Autumn 2006.

This is the text of the address that the Superior General gave at the Vincentian Spirituality Day in All Hallows on 24 June 2006.


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I have read Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical, Deus Caritas Est, three times. Upon reading through it the second time, I did so with this gath­ering of the members of the Vincentian Family in Ireland in … Read More

Marian Spirituality and the Vincentian Charism

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Author: Corpus Delgado, C.M. · Translator: Translation center - Daughters of Charity, Paris. · Year of first publication: 2002.
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Introduction I felt it would be good to center our work on two essential elements that make up the two parts of this presentation. What are the inspirational sources of Marian Spirituality within the Vincentian … Read More

A Few Thoughts on the Rosary

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Author: Con Curtin CM · Year of first publication: 2006 · Source: Colloque, Journal of the Irish Province of the Congregation of the Mission, No. 54, Autumn 2006.
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Holy Mary Mother of God pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen. Away back in the 17th century St Vincent sent some Vincentian priests to Scotland. Among them was … Read More

Father Aladel, C.M.: the Pioneer-Priest of the Miraculous Medal

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Author: M. J. Egan · Year of first publication: 1945 · Source: Catholic Truth Society of Ireland No. Bh353.
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1. Early life of “the priest of the Miraculous Medal” FATHER ALADEL was born at Les Termes, in the department of Cantal, Southern France, the 4th May 1800. It was fitting that he should be … Read More

“To listen like a Disciple” (Is. 50:4)

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Author: James Dyar · Year of first publication: 1984 · Source: Colloque, Journal of the Irish Province of the Congregation of the Mission, no. 9.
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The question “Where did this man get this wisdom?” (Mt 15:34) was asked about our Lord and it is understandable that we should ask it about his faithful servant St Vincent. Our saint used to … Read More

Never Lose Heart: Some practical suggestions for prayer

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Author: Robert P. Maloney, C.M. · Year of first publication: 2016 · Source: America Magazine.

Robert P. Maloney, C.M., the former 23rd superior general of the Congregation of the Mission, lives in Philadelphia. He serves as administrator for Dream, a joint project of the Community of Sant’Egidio and the Daughters of Charity for combating AIDS in Africa, and is also the chairperson of the Vincentian Family Board for Zafen, a microfinance project in Haiti.


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Like the wandering Russian in The Way of the Pilgrim, I am startled whenever I read the words of Luke’s Gospel: “Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and never … Read More