Author Archives: Fr. Dan Borlik

2016-2017 CALENDAR for CIF

2016  ROME: Orientation Sessions                                               for New Vincentian Visitors From 12 through 19 of January, 2016, the director of … Continue reading

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Memories of the CIF 2014 Missionaries’ session: Week I

Friday, April 25th, 2014 CIF has begun a new series of sessions – this is the first time for confreres who work outside of their home culture (and language) and/or serve as missionaries to immigrants within their provinces.   The … Continue reading

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Vincentian Family Collaborative Action Program — begins !

Some months ago I was invited to join a group in an effort to “design” and, as it turns out, to make happen a program for men and women living and working today with people who are poor.  Our team … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Joseph the Worker, 1 May 2013

Happy St. Joseph Feast Day , Bonne Fête ! At this, our final Eucharist together, we have many reasons to be grateful to God!  Why?  First, as we hear proclaimed in our Gospel today, you and I are nothing less than … Continue reading

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January’s Days Past…

In Paris, from mid-November through January it seems as if we’ve suffered through ever darker, cloudier, colder days, which may account for my dour mood these days.   This is a dark season, short-days and long nights, cold and colder … Continue reading

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Joyeux Noël á tous !

Mid-December at the Maison Mère There are pending projects on my desk but, given the season, I suppose all that can wait… Early November found me marking the first year’s anniversary of my appointment to CIF (Centre de Formation Vincent … Continue reading

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Reflections at CIF course’s end

The following are some thoughts from the CIF Director, Father Marcelo Manimtim, at our final Eucharist, after eight weeks together in session and pilgrimage, November 2, 2012. … Our particular sharing in the work of the Church comes from St. … Continue reading

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The 27th CIF celebrates Mary’s birthday!

Fr. Marcelo Manimtim and I welcomed our new group this morning, launching the Autumn Ongoing Formation program — the 27th since 1994!    I’ll be posting updates over the next eight weeks.    We concelebrated our inaugural bi-lingual Eucharist in … Continue reading

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Hello from Paris!

Introductions first!  I was born in Baltimore, Maryland (USA) in 1949 and raised with with brother and three sisters in a quiet, church-faithful family but without the usual “roots.”  We had come from grandparents immigrating from Ireland and Poland, my … Continue reading

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