Seeing and Discerning the Challenges: From St. Vincent’s Eyes… To Ours

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Author: Emeric Amyot d'Inville, C.M. · Translator: Stanislaus Brindley C.M.. · Year of first publication: 1997 · Source: Vincentiana: Vol. 41: No. 4, Article 3..

Available at: http://via.library.depaul.edu/vincentiana/vol41/iss4/3


Estimated Reading Time: 27 minutes

Our Vincentian Month on Parish Missions1”Popular Missions” is not a phrase which is used in Great Britain and Ireland; so, in order to translate ” Mission Populaire”, I have written “Parish Mission”, which is a … Read More

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).
Estimated Reading Time: 30 minutes

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.
Estimated Reading Time: 10 minutes

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.
Estimated Reading Time: 11 minutes

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

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.


Estimated Reading Time: 29 minutes

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.


Estimated Reading Time: 13 minutes

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

Vincentian Spirituality

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Author: José Gilmar Moreira s.v · Year of first publication: 2013 · Source: famvin2013.com.

Preparatory Catechesis for the International Meeting of the Vincentian Family Belo Horizonte, July, 2013


Estimated Reading Time: 7 minutes

Introduction The Vincentian Youth are called to spread the flame of charity in the world of those who are poor. We need to be grounded in the faith we have received from the Church, live … Read More

Mental Prayer, Yesterday and Today: The Vincentian Tradition

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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.


Estimated Reading Time: 25 minutes

Saint Vincent and Mental Prayer Some preliminary considerations I use the phrase “mental prayer” purposely in this chapter, rather than “meditation.” Saint Vincent rarely used the verb mediter. He ordinarily employed the phrase faire oraison1Actually … Read More

My Gospel… Let then Simplicity live…

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Author: Richard McCullen CM · Year of first publication: 2006 · Source: Colloque, Journal of the Irish Province of the Congregation of the Mission, No. 54, Autumn 2006.
Estimated Reading Time: 20 minutes

Introduction Some two years ago there was published a book entitled The Times Book of Saints. A selection was made of more than 300 saints and the editor gave a brief résumé of the life … Read More