Martyrs of the French Revolution of the Congregation of the Mission

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Author: Several authors .

This extensive testament to the Vincentian martyrs of the French revolution is presented for your edification. Thomas Davitt, C.M., made a presentation on three of the martyrs to the International Formation Center (CIF) and we have added material that was prepared when John Paul II added two more Vincentians to the list for celebration on September 2. We begin with Davitt’s presentation.


Estimated Reading Time: 13 minutes

In France the period of the Revolution is complex and difficult to understand in detail. For our purposes it is enough to say that it gradually took on a very anti-religious aspect, and in particular … 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.


Estimated Reading Time: 24 minutes

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.


Estimated Reading Time: 23 minutes

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.


Estimated Reading Time: 17 minutes

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.


Estimated Reading Time: 17 minutes

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

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.


Estimated Reading Time: 15 minutes

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.


Estimated Reading Time: 12 minutes

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

St Justin de Jacobis: Founder of the New Catholic Generation and Formator of its Native Clergy in the Catholic Church of Eritrea and Ethiopia

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Author: Abba lyob Ghebresellasie, C.M. · Year of first publication: 2000 · Source: Vincentiana, 44, n.6.
Estimated Reading Time: 15 minutes

Biblical References to the Introduction of Christianity in the Two Countries While historians and archeologists still search for hard evidence of early Christian settlements near the western shore of the Red Sea, it is not … Read More

The “First” Justin De Jacobis

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Author: Biagio Falco, C.M. · Translator: Stephen India, C.M.. · Year of first publication: 2000 · Source: Vincentiana: Vol. 44: No. 6, Article 5..
Estimated Reading Time: 11 minutes

Infancy Justin De Jacobis was born in San Fele on 9 October 1800. His father, John Baptist, orphaned when he was eight months old, was entrusted together with two sisters, to his paternal grandmother, and … Read More

Edited And Unedited Writings of St. Justin De Jacobis

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Author: Giuseppe Guerra, CM · Translator: William Sheldon, C.M.. · Year of first publication: 2000 · Source: Vincentiana: Vol. 44: No. 6, Article 10..
Estimated Reading Time: 13 minutes

St Justin wrote very much. On the one hand, during the first period of his life spent in his native country (1800-1839), we have only numerous letters from him. On the other hand, during the … Read More