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.


Estimated Reading Time: 6 minutes

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

Vincentian prayer

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Author: Javier Álvarez Murguía, C.M. · Year of first publication: 2008 · Source: Third Asian Vincentian Institute (Mother House, Paris, September-December 2006).
Estimated Reading Time: 45 minutes

Introduction It was with great interest that I prepared this reflection on “Vincentian Prayer” for the Sisters of the Asian Vincentian Institute. I think that I have gathered the most significant aspects of the life … Read More

Repetition of Prayer

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Author: Anthony Njoku, C.M. · Year of first publication: 1984 · Source: Colloque, Journal of the Irish Province of the Congregation of the Mission.
Estimated Reading Time: 10 minutes

In the chapel of the old St Lazare, twice or more a week, towards the end of morning prayer, St Vincent would gather his confrères around himself. He would then call upon them to share … Read More

The Litany of St. Vincent de Paul

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Author: Unknown .
Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

Lord, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God, the Father of Heaven, Have mercy on … Read More

Prayer for Vocations written by St. Vincent De Paul

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Author: Vincent De Paul .
Estimated Reading Time: 1 minutes

O Lord, send good workers to your Church, but may they be good! Send good missionaries to work in your vineyard, laborers, O my God, such as they ought to be: utterly detached from themselves, … Read More