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A reflection on Vincentian motivation and process

In Mathew 25, we read that the righteous will possess eternal life because they have “fed the hungry, given drinks to the thirsty, received the stranger, clothed the naked, cared for the sick and visited the prisoners”. As we know, Vincentians, as...


The request to write this, my first Advent reflection for the web as a new national chaplain, posed a challenge - how to best capture the spirit of Advent?

Four key words came to mind: Advent is a time of “expectant hope” and “joyful preparation...


There are many times in the Bible when someone goes into the desert.  Moses, Elijah, even Jesus himself prepared for his public ministry by going alone into the desert.  The man who announced Jesus also spent time in the desert, preparing for his life’s work:

When John the Baptizer made his...

Seeking the face of God

This summer, I participated to the dedication of a building located at 425, Legendre St. West, in Montreal. Dedicated to the humble exercise of turning to God, the building is an invitation to pray Him extensively and to seek His presence through our past, present and future...

You Are Called

Then Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples, “The teachers of the law and the Pharisees have sat down on the chair of Moses. So you shall do and observe all they say, but do not do as they do, for they do not do what they say. They tie up heavy burdens and load them on the...

Spiritual Reflection

Today, I would like to share with you a reflection that I have been thinking about for some time, The role, if any, of Catholic Christians, and in particular Vincentians, in the evangelization of our church and our neighbours. Evangelization seems to be a big word. It has its...

Lean on Me

Our daily lives are influenced by many things, some are works of the evil one but always there is open arms of God to help us push the evil one away. In our works of charity we usually feel that we are doing the proper thing. We are doing the work of Christ. But are we? Do we look at the...

The Spirit of the Resurrection

Acts of the Apostles 4, 32-35: The Believers Share Their Possessions

“All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to...

A Lenten proposal

During my term as Spiritual Advisor for BC/Yukon, and subsequent attendance, participation, and presentations at the Regional and National AGA's and Retreats, I have become very aware that we Vincentians are showing signs of aging, with all the problems that accompany old age. Our...

The Rich Man Mk 10: 17, 19-20, 21b-25

You don’t have to be on the Forbes list of billionaires, 2,208 worldwide 39 in Canada, to be considered rich in God’s eyes. If we look deeply we can probably all identify some similarities in our own life to that of the rich man and his treasures? Things that we...


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