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Earth Day – 10 Points from Laudato Si

In celebration of Earth Day an article in America Magazine, “Top Ten Takeaways from ‘Laudato Si”, reminds us that Pope Francis’ revolutionary new encyclical calls for a “broad cultural revolution” to confront the environmental crisis. “Laudato Si” is also quite lengthy. Can it be summarized? In other words, what are the main messages, or “takeaways” of this […]

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Comprehending the Vincentian Charism

Shijo Kanjirathamkunnel, CM, Southern Indian Province, International mission, Alaska reflects on “Vincentian Charism; Reflections on the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of our Charism” Introduction Reflecting and living the charism of each institute is an unavoidable element in each age.  It is very significant to celebrate it when it is a milestone in the history of the […]

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Châtillon – 400 years ago

Mizael Donizetti Poggioli, CM reminds us of the events at Châtillon – July 1617 In July 1617, Vincent de Paul became pastor in the little village of Châtillon-les-Dombes.  Three weeks later, on Sunday, August 20th, 1617, as Vincent was preparing to celebrate Mass, a woman approached him and told him that there was a family, […]

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Waking up to God with Francis and Vincent – II

In this second reflection on “Waking up to God with Francis and Vincent,” we are reminded that on Ash Wednesday we were basically told two things 1. “Repent” (change your way of thinking) 2. “believe the gospel” (live according to this new way of thinking.)   Pope Francis uses the story of Lazarus to explain this invitation more […]

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