Saint Vincent and Discernment

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Author: Padraig Regan, C.M. · Year of first publication: 1985 · Source: Colloque, Journal of the Irish Province of the Congregation of the Mission.

(Revised version of paper read to Vincentian Study Group, 2 April 1984)


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1. Discernment Within the entire span of religious consciousness and commitment there is a central conviction that God himself can and does direct our lives. A key exercise of the spiritual life is to experience … Read More

Blessed Frederic Ozanam Biography (V)

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Author: Unknown .
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“The New Era” – Political Commitment Frederic had no natural taste, nor any particular competence for politics. However, he agreed under pressure from his friends, but without any illusions, to run in the election in … Read More

Blessed Frederic Ozanam Biography (II)

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Author: Unknown .
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A Christian Prophet Frederic Ozanam’s Charisma According to the Bible, a prophet is one inspired by God who speaks out with powerful, disturbing words in times of difficulty, distress or upheaval. These words are capable … Read More

Blessed Frederic Ozanam Biography (I)

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Author: Unknown · Year of first publication: 2003 · Source: Magazine: Ozanam - A Lay Saint for our Time.
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To beatify someone does not mean to erect a statue of the person. On the contrary, according to the Latin etymology (beatificare = beatum facere), it means “to make happy”. Indeed, in beatifying Frederic Ozanam, … Read More

The Beatification of Vincent De Paul: John White’s Evidence

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Author: Thomas Davitt · 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 Cause The Sixth General Assembly, 1697, decided unanimously that steps should be taken to secure the beatification of Vincent, and Nicolas Pierron, newly-elected fourth Superior General, in a circular letter of 26 October 1697 … Read More

Simple Father Vincent

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Author: Kevin Murnaghan · Year of first publication: 1980 · Source: Colloque, Journal of the Irish Province of the Congregation of the Mission, no. 3.
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Hilaire Belloc says somewhere that one of the great faults in history writing is simplifying a complex problem. Gibbon tells us that sitting near the ruins of the Capitol he heard the monks chanting Vespers … Read More

Saint Vincent and Church Renewal

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Author: Myles Rearden · Year of first publication: 1980 · Source: Colloque, Journal of the Irish Province of the Congregation of the Mission, no. 2.
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In 1564 Pope Paul IV published the decrees of the Council of Trent. Publishing the decrees within a year of the Council’s close was a considerable achievement, but ensuring that they were officially accepted outside … Read More

Saint Vincent as a Person

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Author: Thomas Davitt · Year of first publication: 1979 · Source: Colloque, Journal of the Irish Province of the Congregation of the Mission, no. 1.
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St. Vincent is frequently portrayed against the background of the France of his day or the Church of his day. If we are to get to know him as a person, though, we need to … Read More