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Vincent woke up the Church

Vincent woke up the Church

Today we celebrate the wave of energy set in motion by Vincent in 1617 – The preacher woke up the people – The preacher was caught the preaching and organizes the first of many other groups

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A First Experience of the Life of a Missionary

This article appears as the second of a three part series by Bemnet Malaku, a seminarian of the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission, studying at the Congregation’s Internal Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.  Bemnet is originally from Ethiopia...

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Getting to know you – on the way to a lifetime commitment

In Vincentian language, the program is called the “Internal Seminary” or Novitiate. We celebrate its conclusion with a ceremony we call “Good Purposes” signifying a commitment to continue on the journey to a lifetime commitment in the Congregation of the Mission.

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Fr. Robert Maloney looks to our 5th century

Less than 30 years after setting in motion what we call the Vincentian Family, Vincent wrote that he could hardly believe how his family had grown (CCD:IX165-66). Vincent would certainly be even more amazed now after four centuries. As our fifth century dawns, around...

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To Ethiopia, Kenya and Missionary Life

This article appears as the first of a three part series by Bemnet Malaku, a seminarian of the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission, studying at the Congregation's Internal Seminary in Philadelphia, PA.  Bemnet is originally from Ethiopia...

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John Timon brought Vincentian values to Western NY

When most people think of western New York they think of the heavy snows of Buffalo. In the Eastern Province, we often celebrate Niagara University's long contribution to the Niagara Frontier. But the influence of Vincentians has deep roots going back to Buffalo's...

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Being Actors in the Transformation of our World

Being Actors in the Transformation of our World

We present a video where two people show us their experience and their efforts to improve the social reality and the situations of poverty that we suffer in the world: one, working in the neighborhood of Brooklyn; the other at the United Nations. We may sometimes think that presence in institutions causes scarce and slow […]

Wonder Women – Vincentian style

Wonder Women – Vincentian style

A recent post in the National Catholic Reporter, “Does Christianity have a Wonder Woman”, triggered thoughts about the women in our own Vincentian tradition. In the Reporter, Jennifer Mertens wrote: As one of millions who have been introduced (or reintroduced) to Wonder Woman as a contemporary cultural icon, I have been surprised by my own hunger for […]

Towards the Peripheries of Life (12 and 13): Nador – Alhucemas

Towards the Peripheries of Life (12 and 13): Nador – Alhucemas

Time flies, faster than we would like, and in Alhucemas we are aware that we have only a day and a half left. We begin to review every day, to pray about our experience, to ask ourselves if it will please God and what fruit it will give. We doubt whether we gave everything we […]